Kathryn Jordan of Manchester, NH is a Biomedical Engineering major with an Electrical Engineering concentration and a Mathematics minor. With a 3.9 GPA, she is the Vice President of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Secretary of the Society of Women Engineers, the Secretary of the Tau Beta Pi honor society, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and a member of the Mortar Board honor society. She is also a member of the 2018 Class Council and the University Innovation Fellowship.
Katie has been a Resident Advisor and a Math Tutor teaching Calculus I, II, and III for three years. As a Resident Advisor, she worked with juniors and seniors as only a sophomore, which challenged her to step out of her comfort zone. This year, Katie is the Resident Advisor for the first freshman floor dedicated to building a community for women in STEM. In this position, she goes beyond the ordinary role of a Resident Advisor by working closely with a faculty advisor, creating a special study room for the floor, developing STEM-related programs, and mentoring her residents.
She is a shining example for her fellow students in her volunteer work. She has been a member of Community Action Rewards Everyone, known as C.A.R.E., since her freshman year and has participated in events such as the Springfield Crop Walk, the Teddy Bear Tea, and the Love to the Rescue Radioathon.
One of Katie’s favorite memories in college was traveling, sightseeing, and working as a construction volunteer with the San Lucas Mission in Guatemala in 2016. She was part of a team that built new homes for families—the invaluable experience gave her ideas for future projects to improve conditions and equipment in hospitals. It also bolstered her desires to travel, help developing nations, and work with Engineers without Borders.
Katie also gained experience interning with the DEKA Research and Development Corp., where she worked on a team that completed dry-run mechanical, electrical, and functional tests on a kidney dialysis device. After graduation, Katie plans to continue her education part-time while pursuing a career in the biomedical engineering industry.