I am Megan – a biomedical engineer, scientist/researcher, adventurer, fitness geek, and self-proclaimed nerd. This website is my way of taking a break from my math and science-focused life by offering a somewhat tongue-in-cheek insight into the world of biomedical engineering research and life lessons I have learned along the way. Topics range across the board from scientific advances to societal commentary to travel and adventures.
I graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2014 with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering. I am currently working on my PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science in Nashville, TN. For more information about my scientific pursuits, check out my projects on the research tab.
Of course, my life is not entirely research (although sometimes it can seem like that). I maintain a balance by being active, writing for GradHacker, and taking time to hang out with friends. I like to view life as an adventure and can usually be found planning my next challenge. My most recent goal is a 6-day backpacking adventure on the Colorado Trail in July 2017 with my brother, who will be through-hiking the entire trail. Besides this I love traveling – I have visited 12+ countries and hope to visit many more. Additionally I’m an avid runner and rock climber and have completed numerous races including two half marathons and a sprint triathlon. Check out my adventures page for links to some of my previous trip blogs, travel bucketlists, and miscellaneous fun creations.
I definitely want to hear from you. Yes, you, the person reading this. Science (and life) isn’t something you go at alone, it’s a collaborative community. My perspective is not the only one out there and may not be the right one. If you disagree with a post or have an additional perspective please feel free to share in the comment section or contact me directly. I only ask that comments and discussions remain professional and constructive. Posts that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.
Thanks and enjoy!