I have taught Biology for middle school, high school, and college students, and Biochemistry and Chemistry for college students. I completed coursework in Biology, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, Microbiology, Biochemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry with a GPA of 3.99. I have also completed PhD coursework in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genetics. For three and a half years, I worked as a tutor for my college's Writing and Speaking Center, faci... [more]
I earned top grades in math courses including Algebra I and 2, Precalc, Calculus AB and BC, and used my mastery of these topics to score high marks on the SAT and GRE. I also utilize math skills on a daily basis in my lab research.
I graduated from St. Mary?s College of Maryland magna cum laude with degrees in Biology and Biochemistry, which has given me a broad and accurate grasp of multiple scientific fields. While in college, I was a teaching assistant for General Chemistry, teaching a weekly review session including an activity and guided problem sets. I also served as a lab assistant for General Chemistry and Biochemistry I and II, helping students comprehend concepts and apply their knowledge to experiments. As a Biology teaching assistant for a Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth program, I worked with talented middle and high school students to present concepts in an engaging manner, to lead laboratory experiments, and to tutor individual students on areas needing improvement. Furthermore, I use my background in Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, and Chemistry daily in my coursework and my work in the lab as a PhD student. ?
I received A's in college-level Chemistry courses including General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. I scored in the top 5% of all test-takers for the American Chemical Society's national standardized tests for General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
I earned summa cum laude Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Biology while serving as a teaching assistant for Biochemistry I and II courses and labs. In addition, I am qualified to apply Biochemistry concepts to the lab and explain research techniques due to my extensive experience in drug design and optimization, recombinant protein production and purification, flow cytometry, chromatin biology, and induced pluripotent stem cells.
I took the GRE in August 2016 and scored 170/170 in Verbal Reasoning and 163/170 in Quantitative Reasoning. My score helped me earn admission to Cellular and Molecular Biology PhD programs at Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, and Washington University in St. Louis. I am enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania.
I have received top marks in Genetics course at both the undergraduate and the doctoral level. I also worked on laboratory research projects editing the genome in bacteria and human stem cells.