Kimberly Pocwierz has focused much of her time and energy toward volunteering and giving back whenever she can and plans to use her degree in Biomedical Engineering to continue improving quality of life for others.
On campus, Kimberly is a dedicated executive board member of the Residence Hall Association. This role had her helping first year students transition into their residence hall as a hall buddy for three different buildings. She also represented the WNE Residence Hall Association at five regional and three national leadership conferences that comprise of the sharing of student leadership development ideas to be used across a variety of campuses.
Off campus, Kimberly has worked on several large scale volunteer projects, such as the Special Olympics Connecticut Medical Team during the Summer Games. In her hometown she is a member of the Woodbridge (CT) Volunteer Fire Association as a volunteer firefighter. She is currently a full member and attends calls when she is home. This volunteer role has had a great impact on Kimberly, she says, “Firefighting has given me leadership and teamwork experience that has shown me in a practical way what a group of people can accomplish and how even a small group of people can make a huge difference in just a single person’s life.”
Kimberly has also kept herself busy academically through the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Society of Women Engineers doing outreach programs, attending conferences, and connecting with alumni to discuss the business world as it intersects with engineering.
This past summer Kimberly gained experience in two very different roles. First she was an intern with Inclima Eyecare as a technician where she was responsible for patient pretesting before they met with the doctor and later would assist them picking out glasses. Secondly, she was a 4th and 5th grade division leader at the JCC of Greater New Haven, where she ensured a fun and safe summer for campers, from their everyday activities at camp to the special trips and overnights that they attended.
After college, Kimberly hopes to work in pediatric prosthetics and orthotics.