Aurélie Jean

Aurélie Jean

Postdoctoral Associate

MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Boston, MA USA

Ask questions and be curious, because if you’re facing a challenge, you’re certainly not the only one who’s faced that same challenge.


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Aurélie Jean


My road in life took a while to figure out.
When she was a kid, she always wanted to learn; by the age of eight, she was aware of MIT and knew she wanted to go.
Her family never had the money to buy a computer growing up, so she bought her first computer at age 18.
Her love of learning has translated into her studying many different areas, including physics, math, mechanical engineering, and material sciences.
When she was an undergraduate, her class was made up of only about 10 percent women.
As a result, the women realized that they had to bond together, share their experiences, and help support each other through their classes.
Because of the support she found in her female study group, she decided to co-found PATRONNÈ, a lifestyle and advice magazine and a community for professional women.
Says it’s important to talk to others about their experiences in order to see what’s out there so you can see what’s out there and what’s possible.
Currently uses coding to study the effects of trauma on human tissues at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.
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Postdoctoral Associate

I am currently a postdoctoral associate at MIT and a software developer consultant.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Building Things

Day to Day

At MIT, I develop mathematical and computer models to simulate the mechanical response of human tissues. About 60% of my day is spent utilizing coding to study the effects of trauma on human tissues. With PATRONNÈ, I run a lifestyle and advice magazine and a community for professional women. I work with women to share their experiences and help support each other through classes.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Versatility is more and more relevant to any job position, do not be afraid to stretch yourself in college by combining your core disciplines with other unrelated subjects.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You are a woman, you can't do computer science or engineering. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Code Trip

Code Trip

Increasing representation in the world of coding