What first got you interested in your field of choice?
I really wanted to be in a field where I could bridge the gap between people and technology. For me, bioengineering was the perfect industry to be in where I felt like I was making an impact while still maintaining a connection to the person.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
It took me a while to find a niche within the bioengineering scope and something that I wholeheartedly felt passionate about. I always found different aspects of the industry interesting, but the more I seemed to dive into topics, the less interested I became in them. Once I transitioned from medical devices to pharmaceuticals, my eyes were really opened to the various opportunities that it can bring and the complexities that each role carries while contributing to the big pharma industry.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
I actually was fortunate to have the opportunity to intern at KGI in the summer of 2019 and just felt the family aspect that everyone at KGI upheld. From the director, the professors, and the current students, every person really made the interns feel like they were part of the KGI family since day one. That really stood out to me because I really appreciated how everyone looked after each other instead of having everything as a competition to see who can be the best.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
I think deciding to go to grad school is a huge decision to make by yourself. Students may have to pack up all their things and move, take additional student loans for themselves, and sacrifice other plans they had—an extra two years of school versus jumping into the industry already. When I was deciding which route to take, I looked to talk to current KGI students and get their insight based on their experience. I want to serve as that person that people can give an honest answer about the things I have gone through. Additionally, I felt that I’ve looked to experience many aspects of KGI to have some knowledge about academics, research, social life/clubs, professional clubs, and student government.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I would pay more money for a shirt with age and character versus a new shirt.