Erica is a curious engineer and an empathetic designer. She is passionate about developing human centered medical devices that make a positive impact on people’s lives. She aims to be a holistic problem solver by being at the intersection of medicine, engineering, and design. Erica is pursuing an M.S. in Engineering Design Innovation to complement her experience in product development with an understanding of human behaviors and to learn how to make really cool stuff. Her curiosity extends outside the workplace and into her everyday life. She loves trying new things and traveling around the world. When she's not in the studio, Erica loves experimenting with new recipes, listening to podcast after podcast, and adventuring outdoors.
My professional goal is to create innovative human centered medical devices by bridging the gap between the people that use the devices and those that design and develop them. The reason why I choose the EDI program was to learn how to better identify and define the needs of the user and translate those needs into novel and viable product concepts. I believe that the EDI program is providing me with the skills necessary to create devices and processes that meet the needs of the end-users and improve their sense of well-being.
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Product Development Engineer, Xeridiem Medical Devices