I have completed my undergraduate degree at UCLA majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in French and subsequently finished my Master's of Science degree in Physiology at the University of Cincinnati. I love science, particularly all fields of Biology and Chemistry. I have had the privilege of teaching these intriguing subjects either by mentoring peers and classmates of mine while in college or while tutoring students as a volunteer tutor. Specifically, while I was in Ohio, I had the honor of volunteering with a youth organization that focused on helping lower income children, acting as both a tutor and a mentor to them. Additionally, having taken the MCAT exam twice and scoring dramatically better the second time, I feel that I have compiled a set of study skills and techniques that could also help other pre-med students who, like me, had struggled with getting familiar with that challenging exam. Moreover, being at the College of Medicine at the U. of Cincinnati and talking to the Dean of Admissions on multiple occasions, I'm familiar with what is important in student applications to medical school and could serve as an invaluable resource in helping to evaluate personal statements and review other aspects of an applicant's credentials.
As a Los Angeles native who has lived, studied, and worked here for almost my entire life, I enjoy spending time outdoors (swimming, playing tennis, hiking) or just relaxing in the ample sunshine and great weather that we are blessed with. I also enjoy reading, cooking, learning new languages, or just simply hanging out with friends and catching up on the day's' events.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: University of Cincinnati - Master of Science, Physiology
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1440
MCAT Biological Sciences: 14
MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 11
MCAT Physical Sciences: 11
Tennis, hiking, swimming, reading, cooking