Kristen Hicks 

Hometown: East Lansing, MI

Class of: 2015

Why I chose Purdue?
When I toured Purdue, I really connected with the atmosphere on campus. The students were polite and friendly and the academic facilities were top-notch. That combined with Purdue’s outstanding engineering reputation made my decision simple. 

Why I chose Engineering and BME?
I chose to pursue an engineering degree because when I see a problem, I like to be able to fix it. I am specifically passionate about biomedical engineering because the possible innovations could not only impact lives, but save lives. 

Extra-curricular activities:
Biomedical Engineering Society Executive Board, Treasurer Purdue Student Engineering Foundation, Member Christian Student Fellowship, President

Engineering-related experience/CO-OP/Intern/Research/Other:
Eli Lilly and Company, Delivery Device Research and Development Intern Cancer Prevention Internship Program, Research Fellow Purdue University, Engineering Honors Teaching Assistant

Post-graduation plans:
Excel in a job where I can apply the skills I gained through my industry, research, and leadership experiences as well my background in biomedical engineering.