From a young age, I expressed a keen interest in the issues surrounding infectious diseases and global epidemics. As a Biomedical Engineering student at Arizona State University, my interest in epidemiology and its engineering applications were further developed and contextualized by an additional minor in Global Health and a research internship at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. During the course of my PhD in Chemical Engineering at Cambridge, I aspire to develop a novel mode of treatment for infectious diseases produced from bacterial pathogens—such as tuberculosis and cholera. In an era where antibiotic resistance is becoming more common, zoonotic pathogens are jumping from animals to humans at increased rates, and the human population will grow exponentially in the next generation, engineered diagnostics, treatments, and preventions for diseases are especially important. I seek to be a leader in the worldwide pursuit to alleviate the burden of disease on developing populations by delivering technologies that are simple, inexpensive, and—above all else—feasible in their applicable environments. I am grateful to be joining the Gates Cambridge Community and for the opportunity to network with some of the greatest intellects of our generation with the united goal of improving the human condition.
Arizona State University 2019 BS in Engineering Biomedical Engineering