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Ashley Myers

Ashley Myers

Year: Junior

Major: BME

How I've made the most of my Duke experience...

I’ve made the most of my Duke experience by taking advantage of as many opportunities as possible and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. I knew I wanted to get involved with research early-on, so I began applying to labs my first semester and reaching out to professors I’d never met. I traveled to Guatemala with Duke’s Engineering World Health, spending a week in a country I’d never visited. I’ve been working with the same great team of students on an engineering project since my first year EGR 101 class and have filed for intellectual property protection--something I never thought I’d be able to do. Duke has so many opportunities to get involved in the community and to pursue your passions that you shouldn’t be afraid to try something new because life truly begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Where I see myself after Duke...

Along with my biomedical engineering major, I’m pursuing minors in chemistry and biology and am on the premed track. After Duke, I see myself pursuing medical school. I’m planning to take a gap year in between to pursue volunteering and/or research or another passion of mine.

How I like to spend my free time...

Free time can be difficult to come by at times, so when I have it, I cherish it. I enjoy unleashing my creativity by playing piano, drawing, and painting.  I find ways to relax by running and hiking. Most of all, I enjoy spending my free time with friends by grabbing a meal and catching up in West Union, taking a walk through the Duke Gardens, or exploring the great food options of downtown Durham.

My favorite class(es) at Duke...

  • BME 244: Quantitative Physiology with Biostatistical Applications
  • Phil 218: Medical Ethics
  • Glhlth 203: History of Global Health
  • Chem 201: Organic Chemistry I
  • Writing 101: Writing in Science and Medicine

Resources I love to use at Duke...

  • Duke Engineering Design Pod
  • Innovation Co-Lab
  • Academic Resource Center
  • FLUNCH (Faculty Lunch)
  • Faculty Office Hours
  • Upperclassmen and peers

Co-Curricular/Engagement Experiences...

  • Team engineering project continuation from EGR 101
  • Tissue engineering research in the Bursac Lab
  • Engineering World Health
  • Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity