Tony Molinaro

Class of 2018-2019

University of Notre Dame, 2018

Why I chose ESTEEM:

When I was looking at post-grad options for myself, the program's commitment to make a lasting, positive impact in the world was first on my list of priorities. The ESTEEM Program embodies this perfectly by allowing our extremely talented class to leverage such diverse technical backgrounds in business problem solving scenarios. After speaking with the administrators and current students during my application process, choosing to come to ESTEEM was a real no-brainer.

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

I am working with a team of Notre Dame professors on integrating a TIRF microarray biosensor into a wearable - point of care cloud computing network to improve pandemic control. This is thrilling because the applications for this innovative technology are seemingly endless. My role in the project will be analyzing market conditions of multiple sectors to identify the beachhead market and completing a launch plan that projects viable and sustainable growth.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

After working in industry for a few years, I would like to be able to take my entrepreneurial skills with me on an extended global health service project. There, I will apply what I've learned in ESTEEM and fix things that matter as I transition back into medicine. After that, I hope to attend medical school where I would constantly challenge the status quo on medical devices and doctor-patient interactions as an active practitioner/entrepreneur.

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

I enjoy staying active by working out and playing pick-up with members of this year's ESTEEM class. When I'm not doing that, I like to explore all that downtown South Bend has to offer. Every time I go down there, I find something new and exciting about the city.