Anjali hails from Wichita, Kansas. She traveled east and into the cold to attend University of Rochester where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and health and society. Following college Anjali joined Teach for America as corps member in New York and spent three years teaching Biology and Chemistry at a residential treatment center for foster care and adjudicated youth, while concurrently pursuing a Masters in Special Education at CUNY Hunter. From her experience in the classroom, Anjali developed a passion for integrating psychosocial skills and education to best support her students as they transitioned out of the system. Anjali decided to pursue medicine with the firm belief that it would provide an access point for compassionate support to adolescents and their communities. In medical school, Anjali further pursued her interest in working with disadvantaged adolescent youth with work at the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF). She also co-founded a Pipeline Program which fostered longitudinal mentorships between youth from local, underserved areas and medical students. Anjali's research interests include social networking, healthcare technology, and quality improvement. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog, skiing, and is a Jayhawks fan.
Anjali believes in the power of education as a vessel to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities. She is thrilled to join the passionate, energetic, and all around fun Med-Peds family at Jackson!