Miriam received her Bachelor of Science (cum laude) degree from St. John’s University, Queens, New York where she majored in biology with a minor in chemistry and psychology. While at St. John's, Miriam was awarded the Presidential Scholarship and was on the Dean's List for all four years. In August 2015, Miriam received her MS in Neuroscience from the University of Rhode Island. She is currently preparing to for her medical school admissions.
Miriam's research focus has been to investigate the effects of early lead exposure on mice brains as a potential cause of Alzheimer. Her research has been presented at the Society of Toxicology conference, the Gordon Conference, and the RI Alzheimer's Disease Research Conference. Miriam’s internships include a placement at EpiVax, Inc., Providence, RI, a research firm whose goals include the application of scientific tools to reengineer therapeutic proteins and to the design of new vaccines.
Miriam has a volunteering spirits which was developed early due to her active involvement in Girl Scouts of USA. She has a life-membership now with GSUSA. She has also received her Gold Award (highest honor in Girl Scouts). Volunteering activities have continued through both her undergraduate and graduate education. Some of the other organizations she has volunteered with are: Seedling Lab (Harvard University), American Cancer Society, Save the Bay, HOPE, NYCares, Brooklyn Catholic Middle School, etc. Currently, she is volunteering at the Emergency Room in Miriam Hospital. Miriam’s hobbies include oil painting, playing the violin, international travel and making new friends.