Name: Emily Borst
Class Year: 2017
Hometown: Westford, MA
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Current Job: Currently pursuing a Master’s in Design Science with a concentration in Usability Design at the University of Michigan
Current Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Internships/Pre-Professional Experiences at JHU: Interned with Eniware, LLC, a global health start-up, in Bethesda, MD, worked on 2 BME design teams
Clubs/Sports/Groups at JHU: Hopkins Interactive, Blue Key Society, Society of Woman Engineers, College Diabetes Network
Favorite JHU Memory: One night during the spring of my freshman year, a group of then-acquaintances and I got dinner at Iggie’s in Mt. Vernon and ended up walking to the Harbor/ Little Italy after for cannolis from Vaccaro’s. These people ended up becoming some of my closest friends, and it was a ridiculous evening that became one of my favorite memories of college.
What about being a Hopkins student do you miss the most?
I know it’s cliche, but I really miss having all of my friends in a 3-block radius of my apartment. While social media, phones, & the like make it easy to stay in touch, I really miss being able to show up at my friends’ apartments and see them whenever I wanted.
Knowing what you know now, what would you want to tell your pre-college self?
Everything is going to work itself out; you don’t need to have a plan for 5 years, 5 weeks, or even 5 days from now.
How do you feel Hopkins prepared you for where you are now?
It definitely taught me to work hard, manage my time well, and think critically in ways that I couldn’t before.
How did going to school in Baltimore affect your college experience?
I didn’t expect to fall in love with this city so much, but I really felt at home here after 4 years. Baltimore has a unique character and personality, and I think that really influenced my college career.
Who was your favorite professor/what was your favorite class and why?
My favorite professor was Dr. Eileen Haase from the BME department. Dr. Haase teaches/ facilitates ~a half dozen BME courses but still took the time to learn almost everyone’s name and was incredibly approachable, understanding, and real. During graduation week, she even invited all of the graduating females in BME over to her house for a ‘BME Ladies Night Out’ dinner, which I really appreciated.
Check out Emily’s Hopkins Interactive blog