Experience in the field
My academic background is in process engineering, molecular biology, and public health. I joined Tensentric as an intern in 2016 and haven’t looked back since! I became a biochemical engineer in 2019 and established our BSL-2 lab for device testing with real samples and worked on a full spectrum of products from cell & gene therapy processing systems to medical devices to diagnostic systems and life sciences instruments. Then, I transitioned briefly through project management to business development in 2022. Now, since I know the ‘ins and outs’ of our fantastic team and all they have to offer, I can write accurate technical proposals to pair that team’s capabilities most effectively with our clients’ and potential clients’ needs.
What do you like about working at a company that designs medical products?
As a former engineer, I am interested in solving any kind of complex problem from any discipline; however, when I work on designing medical devices, I also know that our work will have a positive impact on people’s health and lives. I like the variety of medical products that Tensentric designs because I get to learn about a wide variety of health conditions and be a part of solving problems across the entire spectrum of medicine.
What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?
I love to ski! I started skiing as a toddler and was on my high school’s alpine ski racing team. I have skied in New Zealand, Australia, Jackson Hole, Tahoe, the east coast, and all over Colorado. I also spend quite a lot of time fixing up my 110-year old house and running around in circles with my mini Australian Shepherd, Luna (sometimes at the office).
Where were you born/where did you grow up?
Not a ‘Colorado Native’ but I got here as soon as I could. I was born in the midwest and my family moved to Colorado when I was two years old. I grew up in the mountains west of Boulder near Nederland, CO, and attended Nederland High School.
When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was really young, I wanted to be a doctor, but that is just because I didn’t know that you could be an engineer that designs medical devices!