What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
I love working to become a biomedical engineer and look forward to start building my career in the medical field. However, I do not believe your major should act as a limit or a barrier. I can take the problem solving skills I learn as a biomedical engineer and apply them to many other areas. I have a passion for learning about different cultures, subjects, environmental conditions, issues people around the world are facing, and so on. Learning does not end the moment you step outside of a classroom.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
I have served as co-THON Chair and Vice President of the Schreyer Honors College Student Council. In addition, I am entering my second year as a Penn State Engineering Ambassador, which is an organization that gives tours of the College of Engineering and goes on outreach activities to teach young students about engineering and all of its possibilities. Last but not least, this is my third year as a Penn State Ambassador for The GREEN Program.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
I did not appreciate the environment as much as I should have before attending The GREEN Program. This experience opened my eyes to how beautiful, yet in dire need, our world is. I am grateful that there are people like The GREEN Team that are passionate about educating others, especially students, about the impact we can have on our environment, both positive and negative.
How will you use this experience to advance your personal goals?
Our world has become extremely connected. Companies are looking for people that can work across different disciplines and cultures. The GREEN Program gave me the exposure I needed to boost these types of skills.
Where and When would you go in a time machine? Why?
I am fascinated by the American Revolution so I would travel back to that era to better understand the feelings of the public.