Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Parents wanted me to be a doctor, but I wanted to build things that would help people.
I went to college to join Biomedical Engineering program with a pre-med track (compromise).
I learned I like building things more and did not want to go to med school.
I graduated and found a job at a start-up building things that would help people in the hospital.
Then, I got hooked on start-ups because they allowed me to contribute at a greater scale.
Now I'm a Sr. Engineer, at PROFUSA (start-up), developing the next big thing in digital health.
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Career

Senior Sensor Engineer

I develop novel implantable biosensors and build test systems to evaluate them.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Technology
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A great day at work is comprised of devising design or test plans, setting up experiments, executing them, collecting great data, communicating results to multi-disciplinary team, and determining next plan of action.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Programming, working with fabrication tools, and quickly adopting new technologies Ability to research and understand technical concepts and studies. Internship at an engineering company or research experience in a "wet" lab. Communication through writing and presentation.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Start building and doing now through internships and research opportunities. Build things on your own using programming languages like LabVIEW, Arduino, Python, MATLAB, and R. Create projects using technologies, gizmo + gadgets, and concepts you are not familiar with. Learn about a disease or condition you are interested in, research on what people and companies are doing to stop or relieve it, try to come up with ways to help solve that problem either by working on it or spreading awareness.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should be a doctor, lawyer, or be in finance because they make a good living and it's very stable."