Class of 2022-2023
Saint Mary's College, 2022
Music and Performance Kinesiology Major
Why did you choose ESTEEM?
I chose ESTEEM for two reasons. First, I came to ESTEEM because I wanted to learn alongside driven and multidisciplinary people from all different backgrounds. Second, I chose ESTEEM because it is truly a unique program that provides valuable, hands-on experiences to prepare students for careers in technical disciplines.
What is your Capstone Project and why are you excited about it?
Vital View is presently commercializing Dr. Thomas Pratt’s Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) Radio Frequency technology. The startup most recently developed a digital platform using this technology to track early warning signs (e.g. fluid buildup) of Congestive Heart Failure. Vital View’s preventative care product can potentially reduce care costs for patients, and can bring similar value to patients with other pathologies involving fluid buildup. However, many markets have differing requirements (e.g. regulated products vs. non-regulated products), and this project will evaluate which markets feature the highest potential yield for Vital View’s product. Throughout the capstone process, the student will provide Vital View with go-to market strategies in both FDA-regulated and non-regulated health markets. These include Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Sports Hydration. At the end of this capstone project, Vital View will receive recommendations on which markets are most viable for their company.
What do you hope to do after ESTEEM?
After ESTEEM, I hope to work in the sports, performing arts, or wilderness medicine domain. I am passionate about collaborating with people, and am open to exploring any avenues with opportunities for innovation and making a change in the world.
What do you like to do in your free time?
When I'm not working, anything outdoors or active does the trick! More specifically, I like to hike, bake, run, play cards, or jam with my fellow musicians.