What first got you interested in your field of choice?

To be in the healthcare field I always felt like I needed to be some sort of doctor or nurse to provide quality care to patients. I pursued engineering because I knew I wanted to help people on a larger scale. Being only one person, I wanted to help more than one patient at a time. I wanted to be able to develop and produce life-saving therapies.

What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?

Prior to my time at KGI I actually worked full time as a research associate to save some money. I knew I did not want to get into any more debt for me to go to school and saving money for graduate school was the top of my priority list.

How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?

There are a lot of graduate programs out there but none like KGI. To be able to have industry related project where you get to interact not just with your professors, but also with people working in the industry is something I never really saw at other programs. When I heard of these opportunities that was when I knew that KGI was for me!

Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?

KGI has really given me a lot of wonderful opportunities to not just learn but really put myself out there in the Biopharma industry. To be able to network with industry leaders as well as future leaders is something I find so valuable that I feel I could never really pay back. I just want to let prospective students know that KGI really is a hidden gem right inside of Claremont.

What is one fun and interesting fact about you?

One of my favorite genres of music is EDM. Over quarantine, I actually learned how to perform with LED Gloves.