Over the past ten years of working in Graduate Medical Education, Ali has reviewed thousands of applications from future physicians and interviewed several hundred more. She has personally counseled dozens through application, interview and selection processes and works closely with physicians who interview as part of UCSD's School of Medicine Admissions Committee.
Born in India, raised in the Bay Area (go Dubs!), and educated in Atlanta with a gap year in Houston, Asmita loves experiencing as many worlds as she can and internalizing their lessons. She’s wanted to be a doctor since she was old enough to hold a play stethoscope, and she’s psyched that her dreams are finally being realized as part of the Emory University MD class of 2024.
In Joshua's senior year at Brown University, he became a teaching assistant for an introductory computer science (CS) course, where he discovered his passion for working with students one-on-one. Excited by the prospect of CS transforming clinical medicine, Joshua has become passionate about helping other students integrate interdisciplinary interests into their medical training.
Lisa received a Bachelor’s in Biology from Kenyon College and a Master’s in Microbiology and Immunology from Emory University. She was then lured to San Diego by the great weather and top scientific research community, where she worked over a twelve-year period as an immunological research associate for institutions including Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and Viagene, Inc.
Lyn studied Psychology and Biology when she attended Yale. She started with The Princeton Review as an Assistant Director in 1999 and after 12 and a half years, the last three spent as Regional Vice President of the West Coast, Lyn decided to work with students directly to help them navigate the increasingly competitive and difficult college and medical school admissions processes, as well as providing much-needed emotional support for students and parents.
Matthew was born and raised in San Diego, California before venturing off to cow town...AKA UC Davis. Matthew used Passport for his own medical school admissions and was thrilled with the process and the results. He is currently in medical school at the University of Cincinnatti.
After Nate earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, he continued to pursue his interests through an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. Supporting patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) convinced Nate that he wanted to pursue a medical education, and with the help of Passport, he earned a seat at Albany Medical College, where he currently studies.
Ryan earned humanities degrees from John Carroll University and Ohio University. For the last ten years, he has worked in dozens of editing, tutoring, and instructing roles at five different colleges. He has also worked extensively as an editor for various literary journals, such as Narrative Magazine, New Ohio Review, and Fiction International. He has a strong affinity for words and feels genuine delight when the right ones are found.
Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Plattsburgh State University. After graduating, she enrolled in a Master’s program in Educational Administration and Policy Studies in Higher Education from the University at Albany. She holds eight years of experience advising pre-medical students at a prestigious university and has gained a national and regional reputation as a top pre-health advisor.
Tyler recently completed the medical school application process and found that with the strategy and support of Passport, the application process can be somewhat -gasp!- fun! He hopes to bring this excitement and love for the application process to all of his students so that they too can have a less stressful and more successful experience.