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Meet TWK Tutor: Naomi Joseph

Naomi is proof that you don't need to have every step of your life perfectly planned out in order to be successful. If she hadn't been open to exploring a new field while studying abroad, she might not have discovered her passion for biomedical engineering. This is your reminder to stay open-minded and try to find joy in the process. You just might surprise yourself!

My Degrees & Education

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh

  • Current PhD student at CWRU

My Subject Expertise

  • High School Math

  • High School Science

  • ACT Math, Science, English & Reading

"After playing the piano for 13 years, I received the opportunity to perform a piano concerto with a full orchestra during a concert."

Tell us about your work.

My research entails developing artificial intelligence software to analyze medical images and accurately predict future disease onset. I am fortunate to have the opportunity of collaborating with experts in the field, from clinicians to image analysts and researchers to ophthalmic center directors. Our team works to help physicians identify at-risk eyes, thus providing patients with appropriate treatment and care.

How did you get into this field?

I became interested in biomedical engineering after going to Singapore for a study abroad research program, where I was introduced to imaging and machine learning. Computational research was never something I saw myself doing, but this experience allowed me to explore the field and develop a newfound interest in something that I previously knew very little about. In the end, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the process of coding, taking on challenges, and solving problems.

What unique approach do you bring to your job as a tutor?

My approach starts with asking my students to explain what they are thinking or struggling to understand. It's helpful to iron out all the misunderstandings before trying to take in new information. I cherish getting to teach my students, but I learn quite a bit from them as well. Seeing the happiness in their faces when they finally solve a tough problem or master a challenging concept is the best part of being a tutor.

What do like to do when you're not studying or tutoring?

I really enjoy cooking and baking new recipes, and in-turn eating and trying new and unusual food.

Interested in working with Naomi and rest of The Whole Kid team? Contact us to learn how we can help your student reach their full potential!

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