BME undergraduate Sarah Hall was named 2021 Leader of the Pack on the field at halftime during the Red and White game on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Sarah is a Goodnight Scholar from Cary, NC in her fourth-year majoring in Biomedical Engineering with minors in French Language and Biological Sciences. During her time at NC State, Sarah has been a Case Design Team Leader and Case Manager for the Helping Hands Project, an Ambassador and mentor with the Goodnight Scholars Program, an Ambassador with the College of Engineering, an undergraduate teaching assistant, and an undergraduate research assistant at the College of Veterinary Medicine. She has also participated in Alternative Service Break trips to Ecuador and Trinidad and Tobago and studied abroad in Lille, France.
The Leader of the Pack program honors and recognizes students for outstanding contributions in leadership, scholarship, and service. This program has long been a tradition on campus, dating back to the 1990s. While originally known as the Homecoming King and Queen Competition, the award transitioned to a more inclusive and equitable process—removing the gendered structure and focusing on scholarship, leadership, a commitment to creating an inclusive campus community, and service to the campus and broader community. Many Congratulations to Sarah, who is passionate about combatting global health inequalities and engineering solutions in medicine to increase access to healthcare! After graduation, she will be working full-time in vaccine manufacturing as a Process Engineer at Merck. To learn more about the Leader of the Pack program and this year’s finalists, visit the NC State website here.