I attended Pelham Memorial High School where I was an Intel Semifinalist for my work entitled Programming Yeast with Chemical Complementation. I continued my studies at Columbia University.  After sophomore year, I switched from chemistry to neuroscience where I was a Howard Hughes Summer Fellow at the Columbia University Medical Center.  I was a recruited soccer player, but walked onto the Columbia Football team as a place kicker. I was a Dean’s List student, and graduated with a Neuroscience degree and concentration in Comparative Literature.

After graduating, I decided to pursue my passion for story telling and worked at Pixar Animation Studios on COCO.  Impassioned about teaching and excited about the prospect of infusing creativity into learning while writing my fantasy novel, I began tutoring in the Fall of 2012.

My favorite part about working with Mulholland Prep are the special students I get to work with and the amazing families I get to meet.  There is no greater feeling than a student realizing their unique potential, gaining confidence, and igniting an intellectual spark that will propel them to fulfill their passions and dreams in whatever academic and non-academic endeavors they pursue.

When I’m not tutoring, I love to play with my two dogs, Gimli and Fiona, write, travel, cook, enjoy food and wine, hike, explore nature, go to museums, play sports, practice yoga and pilates, and be an active member of my community in raising awareness for global health, animal wellness, education, and nutrition.