The body of a 27-year-old medical student was discovered on the sidewalk beneath her Mount Sinai dorm room in East Harlem early Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide, according to the NYPD.

Kathryn Stascavage, who grew up in Brookfield, Connecticut, had plans to pursue orthopedics research, according to her biography in a 2011 Greenwich Hospital newsletter. "I feel prepared for medical school and am quite confident in my career choice," she said at the time. Stascavage studied Biomedical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken undergrad, where she also played Varsity soccer.

Police received a call about a body on the sidewalk outside the James B. Aaron Residence Hall at 50 East 98th Street at 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday. A spokesman for the department confirmed Friday that Stascavage had been living on the eighth floor, adding that she likely jumped from the window. The NYPD is reviewing surveillance footage.

"She was happy to be here, she was engaged. I knew her group of friends. She wasn't quiet or detached," one anonymous fellow student told the NY Post. "[But] she was trying extra hard to do well and succeed."

“The entire Mount Sinai community is mourning the loss of one of our own," said Mount Sinai Health System in a statement Friday. "We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the student's family and ask that you keep them in your thoughts in the days ahead.”

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.