Undergrad Janis Shin discusses her journey from growing up in an undeserved community to BioE, and to overcome the adversity she experienced against her academic pursuits. Looking forward, she hopes to empower students from backgrounds like hers to chase their dreams.
Kevin Shi is a graduate student in the MS/BS program and performs cellular engineering research in the Davis lab, investigating cardiac function and repair. Last year, he worked with Dr. Dianne Hendricks to develop bioengineering outreach modules for local schools. Now, he works to improve awareness and support of mental wellness, student health, and suicide prevention. As an advocate for student wellness, Kevin is motivated by his own experiences in BioE. Learn more about his story and student wellness resources at UW.
Natasha started in BioE as a Direct Freshman Admit and now a senior, she is preparing to study at UW’s School of Dentistry next year. During her time in BioE , she worked on Denatured, a student-run journal, and researched amyloid proteins in Dr. Valerie Daggett’s lab. She also co-founded the Right Brain Campaign, an organization that engages BioE students in artistic activities as a break from the daily rigor of their coursework.
Every UW bioengineer has a story to tell - and Humans of UW Bioengineering is ready to tell them! We look forward to celebrating our community’s resilience and diversity with you - stay tuned.
Richard Zong discusses his research in ultrasound and involvement in Bioengage.
Uyen Tran discusses her path from business to BioE, discovering her love for computational research and plans for the future.
Moritz Lange discusses his extracurricular work with UW Dream Project, Tau Beta Pi, and Bioengineers without Borders.
Julio discusses his decision to double major in bioengineering and math and his passion for teaching and mentoring others.
Kayla Hogan discusses her volunteer experience at a homeless shelter and at Children's Hospital, and her plans to continue volunteering after graduation.
John Buchholz discusses his experience in Dr. Pollack's lab and traveling abroad to complete a research internship in Australia.