Katie Goldrick ‘21, a senior studying biomedical engineering (BME), says that enrolling at SEAS was sparked by her desire to be part of a small community of students. “I was excited to be attending a large school like GW and also have small class sizes, close friends I could count on seeing each semester in class, and a close community within the engineering school,” she reflects.
Following her graduation, Goldrick will spend a year working as a medical scribe and then hopes to attend medical school. As a student, Goldrick served as a SEASSPAN (SEAS Student Peer Advisory Network) mentor, was a member of Delta Epsilon Mu pre-health fraternity, and worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for BME classes, learning assistant for physics classes, and BME research assistant. “I enjoyed assisting students in classes that I once took and giving them helpful advice on how to succeed and develop better study habits,” she explains. Goldrick also held a position in Dr. Igor Efimov's BME lab and will continue to work virtually in the lab throughout this summer. “I am thankful for all the researchers who took the time to guide me through new coding languages I had never used as well as software packages that I used to analyze cardiac genetic and electrical activity data,” she shares.
Goldrick was also a Clark Scholar and greatly enjoyed all that the program had to offer—professional workshops, networking events, internship opportunities, and more. She adds, “Most importantly, I became good friends with many of the scholars and will value their continued friendships throughout my life.”