Education: BS with Highest Honors, Engineering Science (Biomechanics minor), University of Florida, 2001
MS Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics concentration, University of Florida, 2001
MS Engineering Management, Florida International University, 2004
Hometown: My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved around quite a bit. I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, but went to high school in Jacksonville, Florida so that feels like home to me.
Why UF BME: UF BME appealed to me because I had the ability to change healthcare on a grand scale. I’ve since seen that professionals from all areas of healthcare can make large scale impacts, but at the time I wanted to focus on impacting more patients than I would have been able to see as an individual physician or surgeon. My first job out of graduate school was as a product development engineer at Cordis Cardiology, and I saw my impact almost immediately when my grandmother received two stents within my first six months of developing new stent delivery systems.