Where are you from and why did you choose Georgia Tech?
I am from Jacksonville, Florida. The reason I choose Tech was because it has one of top programs for engineering. Also for my major, Biomedical Engineering, it is in the top three for the past several years.
Why did you choose your major?
I have always wanted to help people, and I thought I wanted to be a doctor but as a I grew older I found out that was not for me. What made me really get into Biomedical Engineering though was a teacher of mine who is a quadriplegic, and watching him struggle to do daily task was heartbreaking. I use to help him eat his lunch during my lunch and free period. And I thought to myself that I would like to help people like him to have an easier life. What made me pick Biomedical Engineering was because I wanted to help those whose life may be hard because of disabilities, and help develop something that could make life and certain activities easier for them.
What are you working on?
In my BMED 2300 class my group and I are working on developing a knee replacement that will last longer than what is currently out on the market. We are considering having it where the bone will start to grow on the metal of the replacement so that it does not deteriorate as quickly and will not need to be replaced as often.
My favorite club on campus is WREK Radio. It is a lot of fun playing music live on the radio, and also listening to all the different kinds of music. I also work at the radio as a Sports Broadcaster, and help with making sure that the sports are played live on our station during the games.
What do you like best about GT?
I love the atmosphere of Tech. The students and facility are always willing to help out if there is a problem, and they want you to do your best and are very encouraging. I have met so many interesting and different people and I feel blessed to go to school where there are so many different cultures that live on campus.
What do you hope to do in the future?
I hope after Tech to go into industry and work on the Research and Development side of a company and to better current products, or make new ones that work better than the current ones. What area I would really like to work on would be Neurology and develop a product that would help those with back problems.