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JBME Ambassadors Program

The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering Student Ambassadors Program promotes leadership and communication skills by offering students the opportunity to represent the department at a variety of academic and social events held throughout the academic year. From the University Open House in the fall, the College of Engineering Open House in the spring, to guided tours, the ambassadors serve as a personal interface with prospective students and guests of the department. Prospective students and their parents are welcome to contact an ambassador by clicking on his or her email link below.


Meet Your Ambassadors




High School:

Green Hope High School

What I plan to do after graduation:

I plan on pursuing a MS and/or a PhD in other engineering fields including ones like Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Having a BS in Biomedical Engineering allows me to understand how engineering interacts with the human body on a broad scale, hence the term “jack of all trades”. However, I wish to gain more specific skills through the MS and/or PhD so that I can apply my broad understanding into specific skill sets. But of course, fully understanding the direct career path that lies in our future can be very difficult for us undergrads, and it is very important to keep an open and flexible mind of all the different possibilities and aim to ready ourselves for it. For me, even if I sprinkle a little bit of Industry here and there, I’ll be content knowing the impact I can have on my community as a Biomedical Engineer.

Why I love Biomedical Engineering:

Knowing your strengths, weaknesses, and passions will ultimately lead to your career path. For me, it was Biomedical Engineering. This field combines my passion towards improving people’s lives with my interests in the math and sciences. I love the interdisciplinary aspect to this field and am constantly amazed by the incredible things that Biomedical Engineers accomplish. This growing engineering field has a lot of potential to do good in the world and I take pride in being a part of a tight knit community.

Activities:
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, NCSU Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Lab
  • Coordinator, NCSU Engineering Career Fair
  • Peer Tutor, University Tutorial Center
  • Treasurer, Asian Students in Alliance
Awards & Honors:
  • Abrams Scholar
  • NAE Grand Challenges Scholar
  • Dean’s List
  • University Scholars Program




High School:

Durham Academy

What I plan to do after graduation:

I plan to attend medical school and combine my biomedical engineering background with my newfound understanding of the human body to positively impact the global health community. I believe that combining an engineering background with a medicine skillset will enable me to approach problems in a unique way that will help me serve others in my greatest capacity.

Why I love Biomedical Engineering:

I have always loved that biomedical engineering exists at the crossroads of many different fields of science and engineering. The integration of medicine with engineering appealed to my desire to help those around me by giving me the tools to identify current health problems and implement solutions. Like many others, loved ones of mine have been impacted by disease and it is encouraging to know that I am gaining the skills and knowledge I need to potentially help them.

Activities:

Outside of academics, I love escaping to the outdoors whether that’s hiking, kayaking or exploring unfamiliar places. As the president of Habitat for Humanity here on campus, I dedicate a lot of my free time to helping those in our community in need of affordable and safe housing. You’ll find me out on the build sites most Saturdays! I also shadow local physicians and volunteer at Wake Med in their emergency department to gain a deeper insight into the medical field.

Awards & Honors:
  • Goodnight Scholar
  • Dean’s List




High School:

Moravian Academy

What I plan to do after graduation:

I plan on either attending medical school or furthering my education in Biomedical Engineering.

Why I love Biomedical Engineering:

I love that Biomedical Engineering provides a challenging environment, while also creating a collaborative atmosphere with fellow peers and professors. I’ve always wanted to impact society through the medical field and Biomedical Engineering enables me to discover the vast opportunities within medicine through the tactical and problem solving, engineering perspective. It excites me to know that I could contribute to the improvement of people’s lives by becoming a doctor or by researching biomaterials and potentially producing better implants.

Activities:

I love theater and music, intramural sports, and finding great places to eat around Raleigh. I am currently the Recording Secretary for my Honor Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi and I love to get involved within the community through the organization.

Awards & Honors:
  • University Honor Program
  • 2017 Robert L. and Marilyn D. Blanton Super-Curricular SEED Grant Recipient