BioE Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Fitzgerald, University of Colorado Boulder

Jessica Fitzgerald, PhD, is a Teaching Faculty Member at the University of Colorado. She teaches Computer-Aided Design and Fabrication, Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers, Bioinstrumentation, and Biomaterials. She is also responsible for undergraduate and graduate course instruction, new course development, and cultivating a community of support, growth, and excellence in the new Biomedical Engineering program.

She completed her PhD in Bioengineering in 2020 from Northeastern University and is passionate about improving engineering education, and providing students with both practical knowledge of biomedical engineering principles and applications, and the communication and professional skills they need to be successful on their respective career paths.

“I chose to pursue undergraduate education after having a chance to TA both Anatomy and Physiology Lab (under lab manager Patricia Hampf) and Biomaterials (under Prof. Timothy Lannin) at Northeastern University. Their passion for undergraduate education, mixed with the joy I discovered while given the opportunity to lecture and advise undergraduates during my time at Northeastern as a graduate student, convinced me to pursue the Teaching Faculty position at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU). I have found that the students who choose Biomedical Engineering as a major have so much desire for knowledge and compassion for people, which is an incredible combination that fosters an inquisitive, inclusive community of scholars. It gives me a great deal of fulfillment to see them succeed and achieve their goals, both academic and professional.”

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