Personal Statement: 


Throughout middle and high school, I was fortunate to find my passion for biology, medicine, engineering, and research through various experiences, programs, and classes. Using my biomedical and engineering knowledge, I designed transdermal patches that use Naloxone as an antagonist chemical reagent to prevent opioids from binding to receptors as a research project. I intend on studying biomedical engineering as it encompasses and incorporates all of my interests into a curriculum of engineering so that I can apply my knowledge towards creating real-life tangible medical devices and instruments to better serve the medical community. In college, I also want to continue becoming involved in the community - both inside and outside of the boundaries of the college because building these relationships and giving back to others have ignited my passion for learning and improvement. I am also looking forward to being involved with outreach programs, volunteering at non-profit organizations geared towards first-generation to college students, and initiating more community improvement projects. With an intended major in biomedical engineering, I hope to solve the opioid crisis in Pennsylvania as it has become an increasing epidemic that has affected many families. By applying my knowledge I obtained in school and research, I will be able to design and create medical devices aimed to solve prevalent medical issues. With a higher level of education and a passion for giving back to the community, I hope to work for either a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company in the future to advance technology in the field of biology, medicine, engineering, and research.

Helen L.

  • School: Tufts University

    Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Minor: Economics, Pre-Med

    Anticipated Graduation: 

    • Undergrad (2023)