I am currently a sophomore biomedical engineering student at UMass Dartmouth. I wish to go into the field of orthopedic implants in hope of elevating the standards of health care and improve the quality of life.
Major—Biomedical Engineering: I chose this major because I wish to use my creative problem solving and my strength of creating devices to help people in need.
Aspirations—I want to pursue a career in orthopedic implants, prosthetics, or medical devices. My future goal is to one day receive a patent for a device or implant that will be used in the medical field.
Skills—I have very strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and hard-working skills. In addition, I am skilled in using social media and Microsoft Office.
Projects/accomplishments—I recently won a Hackathon competition that was sponsored by Target. My team on in researched and presented our findings on how polydopamine can be used as a natural flame retardent on children’s pajamas. Our team won a cash prize and a $15,000 stipend to further our research in the summer.
Repair experience—I currently have no strong repair experience other than common knowledge on how what parts do what in some devices.
Accolades—I have received several scholarships through the university, and have been recognized as making the Chancellor’s and Dean’s list.
Groups/memberships—I currently hold the Social media chair position in the Biomedical Engineering Society and previously played on the DIII golf team.
Hobbies—In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, fishing, disc golf, reading, watching movies, and playing backyard sports with my friends.
How does this project relate to you?—This project will overall strengthen my problem solving skills and improve my technical communication skills.