Rice bioengineering (BIOE) graduate student, Ashley McFarlane, has been named a 2022 University Fellow of the National GEM (Graduate Education for Minorities) Consortium. The fellowship creates opportunities for graduate students to pursue career paths in industry or academia through connection with employers and universities.
McFarlane is a student in the Master of BIOE (MBE), Global Medical Innovation program. She earned her B.S. in biomedical engineering, with a focus on technological innovation, from Boston University (BU).
McFarlane was encouraged to apply to the GEM Fellowship program by faculty members at BU. She plans to attend the 2022 GEM Annual Board Meeting and Conference in Phoenix on Sept. 8-10. After earning her MBE, McFarlane hopes to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D.