Bella founded Summus Tutors in the summer of 2020 with a central mission in mind: make education flexible and accessible. Throughout lockdown, Bella had been assisting her high school-aged sisters in writing their papers. Through this process, she witnessed firsthand the challenge that online school presented towards students’ learning. The idea for Summus began to bloom. 


Bella grew up in San Rafael in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she attended Marin Academy. She is now a sophomore at Barnard College of Columbia University majoring in English and minoring in Spanish. 

In her free time, Bella enjoys songwriting, running, and exploring New York City.