Graduated: May 2012
What you're up to now: Soon after I graduated, I started a biomedical startup in Chicago. We have set up partnerships with a few clinics and our work is set to help several heart patients across America.
How you feel IB helped prepare you for your career: My time at U of I has given me the basic skills needed to better understand and address problems.
Why you chose IB: Integrative Biology took a broader approach at understanding the world from a biology perspective which I found very stimulating.
Favorite IB class and why: Ecology and Human Health (IB 361). Professor Allan held a fantastic class related to health. I especially liked it since he made a conscious effort of making relevant lectures based on current/recent epidemics.
Favorite extracurricular activities (undergraduate research, clubs, etc.) and why: Being part of the Illinois Launch program at the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.