Evan H.

Education: Columbia University, BA in Biochemistry and East Asian Studies

Lives in New York, NY, USA

Evan is a newly minted graduate of Columbia University with a BA in Biochemistry and East Asian Studies. Over his senior year winter break, he self-studied for the MCAT and earned a score of 526. He currently works as a Research Associate at the Yale School of Medicine on a clinical study of movement disorders, but he spends most of his time in New York City, his birthplace and home.

For two years, Evan served as a teaching assistant for Columbia’s Introductory Biology sequence, a compulsory course for all biology majors that heavily emphasizes problem-solving. As a TA, he led weekly two-hour recitations and office hours, receiving excellent student evaluations all four semesters. Evan finds a lot of pleasure in helping students and spreading his interest in the subject matter. During his time at Columbia, he also contributed to lab research in microbiology and took an internship at the NYC Department of Health for the citywide HIV Prevention Program.

Evan grew up on the Jersey Shore as a member of a proud mixed-ethnicity family. A longtime lover of science, Evan graduated as valedictorian from a life science-focused magnet high school and went on to attain Honors in Biology at Columbia, a distinction awarded to fewer than 10% of graduating majors. He has traveled extensively to Italy and Japan to visit family and hopes to return soon! He hopes to apply to MD/MPH programs in the near future, but in the meantime, he is happy to experience a peaceful life outside of school — especially enjoying karaoke, walks, bicycling, and dogs.