Allie Buccino

User Experience and Human Factors Engineer

  • Relevant Experience: 2 years

  • Education:
    B.S. Biomedical Engineering - Cornell University College of Engineering
    Graduate-Level Certificate in Digital Marketing & Storytelling - University of Pennsylvania

Experience in the field

I started in the medical device field as an intern with the Fogarty Institute for Innovation where I conducted market and materials research. I then started as a Marketing & Engineering Intern for Tensentric in February 2021, and joined the team full time in July 2021 as a Design/Usability/Test Engineer.

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

The best part of Tensentric is the people and culture the company has created. Everyone values the importance of productivity and high quality work, but there is a sense of care and understanding among co-workers that allows for open communication and a healthy work environment. On top of that, Tensentric has and is contributing to cutting edge medical technologies that will impact many lives for the better, and that is an amazing thing to be a part of.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

I have a technical biomedical engineering background, but also have artistic interests and skills. This multidisciplinary skillset gives me a unique perspective when approaching challenges and problem solving. I also have experience in marketing which allows me to contribute to Tensentric’s business development in addition to technical project work.

What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?

I grew up skiing and it’s still one of my favorite hobbies! When there isn’t snow on the ground, I enjoy hiking, backpacking, painting, reading, and attempting to cook.

What do you like about working at a company that designs medical products?

While there is a lot of risk and responsibility that come with designing medical devices, the positive impact on peoples’ lives is incredibly rewarding. Even if you don’t see it on a day to day basis, knowing your work is contributing to something so impactful is motivating and why I’m excited to be working the medical device field.

Where were you born/where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Ashland, Oregon.