I graduated from Rice University with a B.S. in Bioengineering in May 2016. Following graduation, I accepted a fellowship to conduct drug delivery research in Germany for ten months before returning for the GMI program. My interest in global medical innovation stems from a number of factors. Throughout much of my undergraduate career, I was convinced that I was going to pursue a Ph.D. and I delved into the research world, focusing primarily on biomaterials and tissue engineering. While the research fascinated me, I realized through engineering clubs and my senior design project (a blood culture incubator for low-resource settings) that I would rather pursue an industry career in medical device development. Collaboration with clinicians, human factors engineering, and the technical aspect of design all fascinate me and I enjoy the challenges they bring. I’m excited to join the GMI cohort this year and am ready to expand my knowledge of medical device design through real-world projects.

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