Tiffany-Rae Robinson, from Dalton, MA is a Biomedical Engineering student minoring in Management. On campus, she has been busy with extracurricular activities—the two most important are her multiple terms as President of the Biomedical Engineering Society (since her sophomore year), as well as serving as the Biomedical Engineering representative on the College of Engineering Student Advisory Board. She is the creator and administrator of the College’s Facebook group as well. In addition, she has been a four-year member of the 2018 Class Council, has served as a Peer Advisor for two years, and was an Orientation Group Leader in 2015. Tiffany has held four different jobs on campus, and she is currently chair of Midnight Madness.
She discovered her real passion in life during the summer of 2016, when she conducted cancer research at Augusta University, in Augusta, GA. Tiffany was halfway through college, and previously had experiences that pushed her outside her comfort zone, but nothing to this extent.
It was sometime during the nine weeks Tiffany spent in Augusta—researching the effects of the drug Tasquinimod on the metastasis of cancer from the breast to the lung—when she had an “aha” moment. She discovered her passion in life: to make a difference in the medical field. The internship eliminated any doubts she may have had about her future. She received both awards that the program offers every summer: the Charles Eldridge Outstanding STAR Student Award and the Ebad Hasan Memorial Award. In October 2016 at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN she presented her research in a poster session. She has also won multiple awards at the University, including the Undergraduate Research Award and the James V. Masi Award.
Tiffany is presently interning at Boyd Technologies, a company in Lee, MA, that converts flexible materials. There she works on material application and database management and helping launch a startup within the company.
A first-generation college student, she says she couldn’t have accomplished so much without her family’s love and support. She credits her love of sports and her experience as a youth sports coach in high school—with teaching her how to be a teammate and a leader. Through sport she has found a confidence in herself that has stayed with her to this day.
Tiffany wants to attend graduate school, and his hoping to be accepted to a one-year master’s degree program in Europe: she is applying to schools in Ireland and England. She has always wanted to travel internationally, and intends on doing so after college.