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67: Biomedical Engineer focused on drug delivery – Brittney Pachucki

Brittney Pachucki earned a BioMedical Engineering Degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a pharmaceutical device engineer atMedImmune.

[0:50] Why Brittney took the path of Bio-Materials and Tissue Engineering – she thought she was going into pre-med and be a doctor – but she realized she liked the hand on. She liked the fact that Biomedical was diverse. Her advanced classes later in college were Tissue Engineering and Bio-Materials and some pre-med classes.

[3:38] Spinach Leaf heart project growing heart cells.

[5:05] Area of Expertise – she figured out that to really go into Tissue engineering you really need a masters or PHD. But via her internships she got into Medical Devices and Drug Delivery Systems.

[6:25] What has Brittaney fired up is where extended drug delivery is headed especially for folks that need to have an injection every day.

[7:10] Ah-ha she turned into success – Engineering school is hard and in college she got her first “C” and did not know how to handle it and a little distraught and simply moved and her ah-ha was that sometimes things don’t go as planned and that is currently fine.

[9:40] Getting through College – go to class, do the work, ask for help – that was her school motto.

[11:30] Attributes you may need when moving into your career – need to learn how to get out of your comfort zone.

[13:30] Lightning Round – Find what you love and figure out how to make money at it and she also writes everything down using sticky notes and really loves Youtube as a resource and a book she recommends is “Life Liberty and the pursuit of Food Rights” by David E. Gumpert.

[15:30] Parting piece of guidance – Just keep swimming – you are allowed to make mistakes and you can recover from them and if you don’t know what to do – ask for help.

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