Degree pursuing: BS in biomedical engineering
Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
Are you performing any research in a lab?
Yes, in Rohit Pappu's lab researching intrinsically disordered proteins.
Why did you pick WashU?
I chose WashU because of the collaborative engineering community, stellar student support and generous scholarship offerings.
What was your favorite course and why?
I have a hard time choosing just one course as a favorite. The ways that material from different courses build on one another make each semester better than the one before! Hearing concepts from varying perspectives just makes me appreciate them more.
Who is your favorite instructor and why?
Martha Hasting is the best math professor I have ever had. Her teaching abilities are unparalleled. I was challenged and empowered to tackle difficult problems.
What advice would you give to a new student?
I would advise a new student to invest in friendships with their peers. The relationships with those around you make the experience here so uniquely memorable.
What is your favorite thing about St. Louis?
The parks and bike-ability of St. Louis are my favorites, particularly Tower Grove Park, Shaw Park and Forest Park.
What campus activities or groups would you recommend to a new student?
I would recommend Studio: TESLA, club sports (especially women's soccer!) and the religious groups on campus.
Do you have any work history? If yes, please describe.
I started working in the Pappu Lab during the summer of 2018 and still continue doing research there. I also worked for a nonprofit called Son Servants in the summer of 2018. The organization supports high school and middle school students and their leaders to serve on short-term service projects both domestically and abroad.
I hope to continue on to graduate school in biomedical engineering and eventually teach in a university setting.