“Participating in research-prep workshops with my peers made joining a lab for the first time exciting rather than intimidating. I was able to dive right into projects that directly align with the reason I decided to major in bioengineering — to help people gain a sense of dignity and independence through assistive medical devices.”
Leslie – BioEngineering Scholars Program
“Being surrounded by a group of people who are patient and never hesitate to share their knowledge has helped me become more confident and comfortable with who I am as a student (and now as a researcher). Now more than ever I feel that Bioengineering is what I love.”
Mathew – BioEngineering Scholars Program
“From the very beginning, BioESP has offered me countless opportunities that have allowed me to excel in my learning and gain first hand experience in my field.”
Investor, Reach Capital
B.S. Bioengineering, Minor IEOR, 2009
MBA Wharton, 2015, MPA Harvard Kennedy School, 2016
I’m an early-stage investor in education technology companies. I spend my time meeting with entrepreneurs, evaluating potential investments, and supporting our portfolio companies with everything from recruiting to product strategy.
“I’m very thankful for the analytical and problem solving skills that were an integral part of the Bioengineering program. One specific course that deeply shaped my career was the Capstone course with Professor Amy Herr.”
Research Associate, Protein Fluidics, Inc.
BS Bioengineering, 2016
My role is to provide an interface between the different realms that need to be crossed to take our device to market, namely the biochemistry and the microfluidics.
“Berkeley Bioengineering enabled me, through hands-on research experience and by being able to take classes across different departments, to create a balanced profile, something critical for being constructive in a small start-up.”
Business Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
BS, Bioengineering, 2014; MEng Bioengineering, 2015
I am a strategy consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
“My drive for striving to find solutions to complex problems and to help others keeps me motivated and helps me be successful in my role…The thing that keeps me enthusiastic about my job is the feeling of helping others in a useful way.”
Product Manager, Accenture
BS Bioengineering, 2013
I work with my clients to design and develop product features that enhance user experiences, increase product revenue, and remove operational inefficiencies associated with their product using Agile Software Delivery methods.
“(In BioE I learned how to) empathize and conduct user needs research to develop products that not only solve problems, but increase usability and customer satisfaction.”
Associate Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Channel Medsystems
Masters in Translational Medicine, 2011
I’ve been responsible for our company’s regulatory submissions in the US, Mexico, Canada, and the EU, as well as providing clinical and technical support for the physician investigators in our pivotal trial.
“I gained my foundation in clinical research and regulatory affairs through the MTM program. This allowed me to jump in quickly when our company developed the need for clinical and regulatory support.”
Clinical Demand and Supply Leader, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2013
I predict how much medicine we need to produce to ensure that we have enough medicine for the patients in our clinical trials. Currently, I am managing the global supply of a new Alzheimer’s drug and a Macular Degeneration (blindness) drug.
“When I’m faced with a new problem, I take a step back to brainstorm multiple possible solutions from different perspectives ..to choose the solution that makes sense for the greater whole by empathizing with all of the stakeholders.”