EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD
I started at Tensentric in the summer of 2022, and this is my first industry position in medical device engineering. Before my role at Tensentric, I worked for 18 months as a graduate student developing technology for an implantable blood glucose fuel cell that was meant to generate power for implanted medical devices.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT TENSENTRIC?
In my opinion, the best part of engineering is getting to work in tight knit, highly motivated groups. I get to work on exciting projects with kind and interesting coworkers every day!
IF YOU COULDN’T BE AN ENGINEER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? WHY?
I would either be a biology professor or a wilderness adventure guide. I’d really like to learn more about parasitism and evolutionary neuroscience. I think that the collaborative and open-ended atmosphere of academia could be a really fun way to apply my creativity and love for working with other people.
As for being an adventure guide, leading folks on open-ended excursions requires creativity and interpersonal skills as well – just in a different way! I was able to work as a whitewater rafting guide during the summer in college; meeting new people and having an adventure on the river every day was an absolute blast.
WHAT HOBBIES OR NON-WORK ACTIVITIES ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
I like messing around outside. I’m particularly a big fan of biking, rafting, skiing, and playing soccer. When I’m not outside, I’m setting off my home fire alarm trying to cook something new.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN/WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I’m from Grand Junction, Colorado: the most beautiful city on earth. I was lucky enough to grow with world class hiking, mountain biking, and skiing right nearby. And don’t get me started about the peaches.
IF YOU COULD JOIN ONE ROCK BAND, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU JOIN AND WHY?
I think I’d fit in well in The Beach Boys. Simon and Garfunkel would be a fun band to join too, but I’d hate to make them change the name.