UBC BEST has played an integral role in my time at the University of British Columbia. I started off as
a project member working on a student-made electroencephalogram (EEG)
device, which ended up earning our team second place at the 2018 international NeuroTechX competition.
I'd always imagined my role on the team would stay as a technical contributor, until the executives of the team approached me last October about joining them as a Co-Captain. In my position as COO & Co-Captain, I've had the opportunity to work closely with two brilliant leaders to keep the team funded and growing towards our collective vision. I work more closely now with industry and faculty members, represent the team at outreach events, balance the budget, handle funding applications and provide mentorship to project leads and first-year mentees through our mentorship programs.
This fall, I am beginning my transition into the lead CEO role within the team as the current CEO is graduating. I can't wait to continue supporting this team's mission to contribute to the biomedical community both locally and around the world, all while growing our members technically and professionally.