Name Sydney Rooney

Class Year 2014

Major Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Current Occupation I am currently a first year medical student at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Current Location Nashville, TN

Internships & Pre-Professional Experience at JHU I held an orthopaedics summer internship for two summers during my college years, and I was also a research assistant for my final summer at JHU. I was the leader of a biomedical engineering design team project working to design a junctional hemorrhage treatment tool for the military under the guidance of All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.

Campus Involvement Student Admissions Advisory Board, Engineering Ambassadors, SHARE, Story Pals, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Tau Beta Pi

Favorite Hopkins Memory My favorite Hopkins memory is probably my senior year design team. It was such a rewarding and challenging experience for me, and it made me grow in more ways than I thought possible. I also got my 15 seconds of fame on Fox & Friends due to my team’s project, so that was pretty cool.

What do you miss most about being a Hopkins student? I definitely miss my friends from Hopkins the most. Hopkins has a very unique, close-knit community of passionate, interesting people that is hard to match. Shout out to Amanda, Marisa, Divya, and Melinda, my favorite girls in BME!

Knowing what you know now, what would you want to tell your pre-college self? Knowing what I know now, I would tell myself to make sure that I tried every new thing possible. Hopkins has so many unique opportunities and classes that it is easy to regret missing some of them even though I did actively try to branch out. For instance, I wish I studied abroad over intersession. The Galapagos trip sounds like a blast!
Sydney wrote her own blog for Hopkins Interactive during her time at Hopkins!