Bijal Patel

B.S. Molecular Environmental Biology

UC Berkeley

"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."

J.K. Rowling

Bijal mentors students in math, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as Test Prep for both the SAT and ACT. She graduated from Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California and holds a degree in Molecular Environmental Biology and Public Policy from UC Berkeley. After graduating, she has been working at a dermatology startup in Jack London Square, Oakland and preparing for her future in medical school.  During her undergraduate studies, she was a member of a national organization called Peer Health Exchange where she taught health education topics throughout various high schools in the Bay Area. In addition to volunteering, she also worked for Fun with Academics, a non-profit organization educating children through hands-on STEM projects. She is passionate about teaching and is excited to mentor students at ESM Prep.

Bijal’s future career interests include an intersection of science, education, and healthcare. Her experiences in shadowing physicians, participating in research, and working at a healthcare startup have given her invaluable insight into medicine and science, particularly within Bay Area communities. She hopes to be a resource for students interested in pursuing these occupations in the future. In her free time she loves being outdoors, participating in team sports, playing with puppies, and trying new restaurants. She is quite the dog whisperer, and on her way to the Yelp elite status.

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