Evan Cannon

Class of 2019-2020

National University of Ireland Galway, 2019
Biomedical Engineering

Why I chose ESTEEM:

I chose ESTEEM because I wanted to acquire the skills needed to start a business while still maintaining and improving my technical skills from my undergrad. The ESTEEM and Notre Dame alumni network is also very dedicated to helping current and former students in any way they can, so that was a huge pull factor for me also.

My capstone project and why I'm excited about it:

I will be completing my capstone project with Amicus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company that fights rare and orphan diseases. I will be working on commercializing a new treatment for Pompe Disease, which is an inherited lysosomal disorder that is characterized by severe muscle weakness that worsens over time. It is incredibly exciting as a biomedical engineer to be involved in bringing a treatment to market that will save people's lives. That is the reason I became a biomedical engineer and using the skills I will learn from ESTEEM I can help bring this revolutionary treatment to those who need it most.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

After ESTEEM, I hope to make an impact on people's lives whether that be in a large company or small start up. I have had previous experience in the healthcare industry and that is ultimately where I want to end up, but because ESTEEM offers so many different avenues post-graduation I do not want to limit myself to that industry for now.

What I like to do when I'm not working:

I am absolutely sports mad so you will find me on the basketball court in the student center or on one of the soccer fields most of the time. I am really looking forward to joining Notre Dame's GAA club, which will allow me to play hurling, an Irish sport and a huge passion of mine.

And, finally:

I got wonderful help from many current and past ESTEEM students during the application process and would love to help any prospective students this year, so please feel free to reach out anytime!