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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Kaelyn Edwards

Kaelyn
Edwards
Biology
2021

Off- Campus Experience

FirstHealth of the Carolinas Intern: Shadowed lead Physicians in various departments including the emergency room, operating room, outpatient oncology, labor and delivery, anesthesiology,  and clinical trials; Served as a beta tester and played an integral role in the launch of the “TeleHealth on the go” mobile app; Completed Biomedical Research CITI training courses and assisted in preparing clinical trial speciums for shipment.  

On-Campus Experience

Greek Life: Held positions such as the Panhellenic Delegate where I served as a liaison between my chapter and the overall sorority community on campus.

Intramural Ice Hockey: I decided to try a new sport for the very first time with a group of friends!  It’s great to be able to play on Division 1 ice up in our Houston Field House.  

Women’s Mentor Program: Actively mentor first-year female students in an effort to facilitate a positive and smooth transition for them to RPI. 

Admissions Ambassador: Give tours to prospective students and serve as a panelist at events.

Favorite Class

My favorite class was advanced cell biology lab, where I learned about sterile technique along with cell culture and had the opportunity to complete my own independent research project with yeast cells.