Dr. Piper graduated from Smith College in 2005 and obtained a Masters of Science in finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008. She has a research background in infectious diseases and bio-defense, for which she did federal government consulting. She attended Yale Medical School and graduated in 2015. She completed a surgical internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and is currently a Yale Radiology Resident. Her recent research focuses on the role of gender in physician leadership.