Madhura is an Indian international student at NYU College of Dentistry. She was raised in Maputo, Mozambique, where her family still resides. At age 15, she moved to Swaziland to attend Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa. Thereafter, she moved to the United States to embark on the unique intellectual adventure that is the Block Plan, at Colorado College. As part of the liberal arts experience, she majored in Biochemistry, minored in Asian Studies, and also took several classes in English, Music, and History. Her research at the Biochemistry department involved cloning genes and performing protein expression tests to determine structural and functional information of a gene triad in A. bayli. After graduating from Colorado College, Madhura worked as intern for a dental office in New York City, while preparing her dental school application. In dental school, she has become passionate about providing compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered care, especially to those suffering from dental anxiety. Outside of clinic, Madhura has served in various roles, including her time as a peer tutor, teaching assistant, and admissions ambassador. In her free time, she loves baking, hiking, and playing with her dogs.