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Name Kate Tschudi

Class Year 2014 (graduated December 2013)

Major Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and French Cultural Studies

Current Occupation Process Development Rotational Program Associate Engineer at Genentech – 4 six month rotations through Pharma Technical Development – the group that works to get molecules from their discovery in research ready for large-scale manufacturing

Current Location San Francisco, CA

Internships & Pre-Professional Experience at JHU -Internship at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne studying the effect of exosomes (a type of nanoparticles) released from tumor cells on the lymphatic system, Internship at the University of Connecticut studying the margination of red blood cells (movement of RBCs to the blood vessel walls) in relation to the tumor microenvironment, and Research at Wirtz Lab studying the biophysical properties of cells in relation to metastasis of cancer cells

Campus Involvement Research in Wirtz Lab, Student Admissions Advisory Board, Blue Key Society, Engineering Ambassadors, Job in Admissions, and Volunteer at a theatre off-campus, Hippodrome

Favorite Hopkins Memory I loved the Lighting of the Quads – it was a time when the whole school would get together during a really busy part of the semester, drink hot chocolate and cider, eat donuts, and talk about the upcoming holiday season. It was magical when the lights would all go on and it would make me so happy when walking around campus at night.

What do you miss most about being a Hopkins student? I miss being able to take a class in random subjects that don’t relate to your career – it’s a time when you get to explore anything you are interested in.

Knowing what you know now, what would you want to tell your pre-college self? I would attend more talks – there were so many great speakers that came to campus.

Kate wrote her own blog for Hopkins Interactive during her time at Hopkins!