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Ivie Aifuwa (Edison, New Jersey)

Chemical Engineering
State Univ of NY at Buffalo
Current Position: Johns Hopkins Univ. (PhD)

Research Interests: Bioengineering

Interests outside of school/research:

Sports: soccer

How did you hear about the program? Why did you apply?

I heard about the program through an MIT alumnus who is a professor. I applied because I wanted to confirm whether or not graduate school would be a good fit for me.

Interesting things you did at ACCESS and people you’ve met

I really enjoyed going on the Lab tours and meeting Robert Langer.

Favorite part of the weekend and why?

My favorite part of the experience was meeting all of the professors.

Do you think you benefitted from the program – did it help you in any way? Why or why not?

Yes! I was able to get my application critiqued by the top professors.

Prior to attending ACCESS, did you have plans to apply for graduate school? How did ACCESS impact your decision?

Yes. However, attending Access confirmed it.

Are you planning on applying to graduate school now? If so, where?

Yes.  I will be attending Johns Hopkins.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?

Working in the pharmaceutical industry.

Anything else you want to share?

I truly want to thank the staff and professors from allowing me to attend the program!