About BME Stories

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Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a fast-growing popular engineering discipline, and there is an amazing range of ways that biomedical engineers contribute to their profession.  BME Stories is a website dedicated to capturing and sharing the stories of these engineers. Our hope is that by capturing and sharing the career stories of practicing engineers, we will help people who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical engineering, and anyone else with an interest in engineering and medicine, to learn more about what biomedical engineers do, and how they contribute to improving the health and well-being of us all. 

BME Stories was founded in 2014 by Dr. Joe Le Doux as part of the Learning Commons initiative in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech.

The authors of this website are Georgia Tech undergraduates studying biomedical engineering. Meet the writers:

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Alexa Siu

From: Panama

Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Minor(s): Computer Science

Year: 4th

I joined BME Stories because I believe storytelling is powerful! I hope that our stories can reach out to as many young biomedical engineers so they can find role models that inspire their own careers. After graduation, I hope to pursue a PhD and eventually have a career in academia. Some of my hobbies outside of school include cooking and photography.

email: alexasiu@gatech.edu

Manuela Sushnitha

From: India

Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Minor(s): Leadership Studies & Research Option

Year: 3rd

I am excited to be a part of the BME Stories Project because it showcases the actual experiences of former BME students and how it has led to their current work in industry and academia. I believe it will serve as a powerful tool for current BME students who are either unsure of the opportunities available to them with their BME degree or just looking for some inspiration/advice for how to get involved in area of their interest. I envision a future career in cancer research, specifically in the development of new therapeutics and drug delivery methods. I am currently involved in Undergraduate Research and will be attending grad school to pursue a Ph.D after graduating from Georgia Tech. Apart from my on-campus involvement in BMES and BMED FUTURES Ambassador, I enjoy spending my time reading, cooking, and listening to music.

email: msushnitha3@gatech.edu

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Jasmine Pillarisetti

From: Duluth, GA

Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Certificate(s): Biopsychology

Year: 1st

​I joined BME Stories so that I can help prospective GT students better understand what the BME experience here is like and what the future possibilities are for this major. After graduation, I hope to enter the medical device industry, whether I am working at a hospital or at a company. Some of my hobbies outside of school include singing (I am part of Taal Tadka, GT’s South Asian a cappella group), watching TV, and blogging.

email: jasminepill@gatech.edu

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Mary Kho

From: Atlanta, GA

Major(s): Biomedical Engineering

Minor(s): Chinese

Year: 1st

I am a part of BME Stories because I enjoy writing, and I love reading the inspiring stories of fellow BMEs. After I graduate from Tech, I hope to go into industry or research.

email: mkho3@gatech.edu

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