"In 2009, I began my journey with NYU Poly enrolling in the Biotechnology MS program. Arriving wide-eyed and excited, I flipped through the fall class offerings and realized that the Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship (BTE) program was much more appealing to me. From an outsider’s perspective the BTE MS seems quite odd, but in actuality the program’s courses are beautifully integrated, which allowed me to pursue both my business and scientific passions.
Highlighting my favorite course is extremely difficult, since I really enjoyed so many of them, but Biosensors certainly stands out. I will never forget developing my imaginary biosensor for Tuberculosis. Creating a product was very challenging and really made you think, which was so exciting! I even thought I wouldn’t make the deadline and when I did, I felt so proud.
The material I learned in my two years at Poly really prepared me for the workplace. My knowledge in biosensors was one of the main reasons I was hired by Alere Technologies, a company that produces point of care diagnostic devices. I work in the Clinical Affairs department in Germany training Alere’s staff by providing full technical support to our sales force around the world. Along with a team, I am involved in designing preclinical and clinical trials for our HIV related products and even traveled to Africa for months at a time to observe the ongoing study."