I grew up playing ice hockey – the speed, strength, and grace that it took to effectively play the game were perfect complements. Present in other sports but not superior, the concept of closely working with others was an additional quality that drew me to the sport. Altogether, it was a combination I admired, and still do.
This fall, I am entering the Biomedical Engineering program at Michigan Technological University. I hope to use my newfound knowledge and skill set to aid athletes of all backgrounds participate and succeed in a physical endeavor that inspires them to be better people. Athletes with missing limbs or heart murmurs wouldn’t have to fear about missing out on competing. The world’s top-ranked and solely recreational tennis players will possess no fear over being hurt because they know that elite medical care and techniques are readily available for recovery – at an affordable cost too. Football and hockey players would have few worries about concussions and shoulder injuries and devastating knee issues because I will have a hand in developing advanced protective equipment. These are the dreams I have. These are the realities that will be.