In every job I have held, my favorite part has always been teaching — whether I was onboarding and showing the ropes to a new hire, teaching a rehab patient the proper form and reasoning for a particular exercise at a clinic, or helping students master study skills. There’s something special about sharing the knowledge you’ve gained with someone new: it’s a reminder of how learning is a lifelong journey.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I received my bachelor’s in molecular and cell biology, with an emphasis in neurobiology, from UC Berkeley. I supplemented my academic experience with artistic pursuits in the marching band and dance organizations, and between classes, laboratory work, and dance and band practice, I learned how to learn very quickly. I also discovered I enjoy helping others learn, and I took on mentoring roles in the school’s Molecular Cell and Biology Club and my dance groups. I then went on to receive my master’s in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University.
My career experiences have taken me from software engineering, to physical therapy, to tutoring. All of these experiences have helped me appreciate the learning process, and I believe it is important to teach students to be resilient to change and equip them with the right tools to be a lifelong learner.
Is for this reason that I enjoy teaching elementary and middle school students, and my interests in the medical field draws me to tutor high school students in science. Biology especially is a memorization-heavy subject, which can make it difficult for students to master the material right away. I find helping students of all levels reach their academic goals to be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
Every student learns differently, and it is an iterative process to find exactly the learning structure and system they thrive in. Academic competition for higher level education is only getting harder, and I want to bring out the best in each student to let them put their best foot forward.
Outside of work, I enjoy dancing, video games, and learning to crochet.