Be an Inspiration!

Help other girls in your community discover the opportunities and rewards of engineering.

Apply now to be an EngineerGirl Ambassador

EG Ambassador Logo Small
Jenny Boothby
Jenny Boothby
PhD student at UT Dallas
Plano, TX

More Engineers!

Alicia Bailey
Tanya Kiefer
Yasmin Jawad
Nita Patel
Liz-Hasbleydi G.
Ayanna Howard
Rachel Rothman
Marita Cheng
Supragya Devkota
Shelby Sutton
Victoria Coverstone
Jessye Talley
Close Up
  • What I Do

    I am a PhD student at the University of Texas at Dallas in the lab of Dr. Taylor Ware. For my research, I am making responsive materials for biomedical applications. On a typical day, you can find me in the lab whipping up new formulations, testing mechanical properties, or trying to make my materials change shape.

  • Why Engineering?

    I chose engineering because I love solving problems! I used to love reading Whodunit books and doing puzzles, and engineering is very similar for me. You have to pay attention to all the details, then come up with a logical solution that fits all the variables. It can be very difficult sometimes, but figuring out the solution is incredibly rewarding for me.

  • School Days

    High school diploma '10 from Saint Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton, FL

    BS '14 in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA

    MS/PhD (expected '19) in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Dallas in Dallas, TX

I started in the PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering at University of Texas at Dallas in August 2015, where I am a Research Assistant in the Ware Lab. I am currently working with modifying liquid crystals for biomedical applications. I graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2014 with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Biology. While I was at Georgia Tech and following my graduation, I worked at Medshape, a medical device company that specializes in shape-memory soft tissue fixation devices. I worked extensively in Research & Development and worked in Operations as well.
Read More Read Less
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology December 2014 In pursuit of a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, starting Fall 2015
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to serve as a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
Latest Questions
View More