Biomedical Engineering, ’21
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I’m a sophomore from Kahului, Maui majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Classical Perspectives. On campus, I serve on the Community Outreach Committee for the Society of Women Engineers, participate on a medical device design team, and help to coordinate professional events for the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering. I also do research in the brand-new Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences, where I am learning how to fabricate nanoparticles for use in diagnostic imaging. I am excited to delve deeper into my own research project in the lab this coming summer! When I am not on campus, you can find me relaxing on the beach or hiking in the Pacific Palisades, both of which are reminiscent of home in Hawaii!
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My Major: Biomedical Engineering
How did I pick my major?
Growing up, soccer was my greatest passion, and my dream was to play at the collegiate level. The summer going into my junior year of high school, I suffered a devastating foot injury. After the injury and two surgeries, I was unable to return to playing at my pre-injury level and had to give up soccer altogether. In retrospect, I do not wish anyone to go through my experience of losing something I really loved just because of an injury. Biomedical engineers are at the interface of innovation and medicine, creating the solutions to injuries and disabilities so they are no longer career-ending. In choosing biomedical engineering, I am most fascinated by the idea of applying the engineering principles I learn in class to make an impact on the health field.
My Favorite Classes
- GESM 120: Lit., Culture, and Film in 17th & 20th Century Spain
- BME 101: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Check out these blogs about biomedical engineering at USC!
Why USC: Celebrating the 2 Year Anniversary of my Acceptance LetterMarch 26, 2020
Traveling With My TastebudsMarch 18, 2020
BME + Hudson Clinic Volunteering/Shadowing!!February 28, 2020
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My Netflix Obsessions
After I saw Justin Baldoni (Rafael in the show) speak at USC, I immediately started watching Jane the Virgin and fell in love! It’s incredibly hilarious but at the same time very touching. I totally recommend it!
The Fosters centers on a few foster kids who, despite rough patches in their childhood, eventually find the home they were always hoping for. With a blend of love, loyalty, and resilience, the Fosters will leave you feeling grateful for your own family!
Favorite USC Tradition
My favorite USC tradition is Welcome Week. When I arrived as a freshman for my first week living at USC, I was nervous but eager to meet my roommates, classmates, and future friends. Welcome Week was full of activities meant to ease the transition to college and allow freshmen to meet in a fun, relaxed setting. I went to a mini-carnival with games and treats, a concert with stand-up comedians, and a rally at Tommy Trojan with the USC marching band!