Alana Gonzales

MIT Department: Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate Institution: University of Arizona, Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Roger Kamm
Research Supervisor: Dr Sarah Shelton
Website: LinkedIn


I am a Dual Degree Engineering student, meaning I will graduate from both Scripps College with a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering in May 2020. I am interested in building medical devices, particularly cost-effective devices for medically underserved populations. I have conducted research in medical technology, biosensors, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. My goals are to earn a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and one day start my own medical device company focusing on global accessibility of medical technology.