Michelle Feely

Class of 2019-2020

Columbia University & Providence College, 2019
Biomedical Engineering & Applied Math and Science

Why I chose ESTEEM:

The chance to unlock my full potential and to dive deep into my innovative side was what drew me to ESTEEM. A job opportunity within the pharmaceutical field posed a singular role with repeated analytical tasks every day and ESTEEM posed a tool box of leadership, business and entrepreneurship for future use in any endeavor I take on.

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

For my capstone I am extremely lucky to be partnering with Baxter Healthcare, a company that shares in my belief that every person deserves a chance for a healthy life. I will be creating a neonatal nutrition ecosystem to support the assessment and prescription process in the NICU. My goal is to create a commercialization plan for a technology that will improve the growth and biological homeostasis of neonates. The requirements to a healthy life for newborns are extremely complex and I am more than excited to immerse myself in this problem alongside Baxter.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

My dream is to create technologies or therapeutics that give those afflicted with disease the quality of life and the hope that I have. Being born with a genetic disease that over the 23 years of my life has seen significant advancements inching towards a cure, inspires me to devote myself to engineering solutions in disease areas that are not as lucky.

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

When I am not at Innovation Park I am usually outside being active or in line at Kilwin’s buying ice-cream. I love dancing in my room and I have a passion for playing rugby. Since I cannot play rugby for Notre Dame, you can catch me settling for watching the ND football team in the stadium.