Q Describe what you do in your current work situation? A I’m starting my fifth year of graduate school in biomedical engineering (BME) at Duke University in North Carolina. Graduate school is additional schooling you can do after you finish your college degree. Graduate school is great – you can spend all your time studying a particular problem you are interested in solving! When I first started graduate school, I spent my time learning about how the body reacts to medical devices implanted under the skin. Now, I use the knowledge I learned from my classes and design experiments to solve a real-life medical problem – how to prevent the body from rejecting glucose sensors so they can last in the body longer than a few days. Glucose sensors are little machines that figure out how much sugar (also called glucose) is in your blood. People with diabetes need to check what their blood sugar is often (3-4 times a day) so they don’t get sick. These little sensors help make checking their blood sugar easy. Every day is different, which makes being a graduate student so fun. Some days I read about different experiments, other days I design and perform my own experiments based on the information I read. I collect the data from the experiments and spend a lot of time trying to figure out what the results mean. For the work I do, I use chemistry, biology, math and lots of imagination!!