Hallie's Open Road
Finding The Right Engineering Career (1:20)
Have An Open Mind (0:54)
I Wasn't Done Learning (2:38)
Maintaining Humility (1:14)
Dealing With Hard Classes (1:22)
Know What Your Priorities Are (0:46)
Experiencing Different Things Makes You More Innovative (0:45)
Director of Sports Medicine Research & Development
One of the core values of innovation is humility. If you don’t have humility, you’re not going to be open to new ideas, and that’s what innovation is.
- Grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH.
- Early on, she identified her interests were in math, science, and medicine, which led to her pursuing an honors track in high school focused in these areas.
- Before her senior year of high school, she participated in a summer program where she got to explore different areas of engineering—here she discovered her love of biomedical engineering.
- Attended Case Western Reserve University, where she did a 5 year degree program earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering, specializing in biomaterials.
- Moved to the South to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to complete her PhD where she researched defective orthopedic devices.
- Says her decision to get her doctoral degree was more of a personal goal than a professional one—“I’m a learner, I like to learn”.
- Her first job after receiving her PhD was at Zimmer, Inc. (now Zimmer Biomet) researching and developing polymers, molecules that make up countless synthetic and natural objects all around us.
- She has worked at Zimmer for the past 16 years, occupying various leadership positions in polymer research, advanced technology, and sports medicine.