Class of 2023 NC State
Hometown: Wolcott, CT
I love biomedical engineering because it is a field with endless opportunities and experiences. In the Joint Program, we are exposed to classes ranging from electronics, programming, circuitry, and mechanics, just to name a few. This gives us enough exposure to make informed decisions regarding choosing a concentration (or two), as well as provides insight into a variety of career paths for post graduation. All of the professors in the department at both schools are very accessible, and most importantly, want their students to succeed. To top the program off, each campus has cutting edge labs in which students are encouraged to become a part of, whether it be through scholarship programs or becoming a research assistant. The program is constantly evolving, and their opportunities for students continue to grow as well!
During my sophomore year, I worked with Adele Moatti in Dr. Greenbaum’s lab to create a device that moves cells on a cell plate using an Arduino and circuits. I am also a case team leader for a club called Helping Hands, as well as a part of the Engineering World Health club. Outside of NC State, I work at CARE Plastic in Cary, where I work alongside a double-board certified plastic surgeon and aesthetics team, gaining valuable experiences in the field. This job has allowed me to learn more about the biomedical engineering industry from the medical side.
Awards and Honors: Dean’s List (all semesters)