September 8, 2007Her job: Ximedica
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
B.S. and M.S. in biomedical engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts.
What do you like best about being an engineer?
You get to apply what you know to everyday challenges like pitching a tent or building a swing.
Which of your career accomplishments are you proudest of?
I spent two months working and traveling in Costa Rica. Our team at the Federal Fire Protection Department developed a database supporting the local emergency response system. This amazing opportunity allowed me to practice speaking Spanish and to meet many brave firefighters.
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
Never let anyone convince you that you can’t do it, because if you have the desire and drive, you can!
Describe something about your life outside of work: your hobbies, or perhaps a favorite book.
Painting on canvas, ballroom dancing, and mentoring high school students