Class of 2019-2020
Xavier University, Biophysics
Why I chose ESTEEM:
An idea is only as strong as it can be implemented. I joined ESTEEM to give me the tools and confidence to not only creatively innovate the scientific world, but also appropriately implement those ideas to be sustainable and fix real problems that matter to people all around the world.
My capstone project and why I'm excited about it:
I will be acting as CEO of Clyne Electrophysiology through my capstone project. This company is utilizing current biomedical technology to develop a noninvasive procedure to analyze the effectiveness and optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT). Currently, about 30% of people (about 1 million people worldwide) are treated with CRT devices that are not optimized for their specific heart patterns. Because of this, patients are receiving little to no benefit from their CRT device. Clyne Electrophysiology is hoping to reduce this number drastically and fix a problem that matters to patients, and their families, all around the globe. I am excited to work with Clyne Electrophysiology because the impact is directly helping people. Furthermore, I will be given the opportunity to talk with physicians and biomedical engineers to discuss the newest cutting edge medical technologies.
What I hope to do after ESTEEM:
I hope to attend medical school after ESTEEM. It is my hope that from ESTEEM, I will attend medical school with a strong foundation in the entrepreneurial mindset and be comfortable to confront inefficiencies of all sizes in the healthcare system, at both the patient and corporate level. It is with this mindset that I hope to be able to treat my future patients with the most holistic background and supply them with the best possible care.
What I like to do when I'm not working:
I am a student by day and philosopher by night. I love thinking about about anything and everything, from politics to bioethics. When I am not drowning in my studies I enjoy long walks and hikes. I love reading novels, playing piano, and listening to classical music. I am an MMA enthusiast and love both training and watching the sport!
I can solve a rubik's cube in under a minute!