Summer Commencement 2018: Michaela Pigue Reflects on Co-ops and Food in Boston

August 13, 2018

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Michaela Pigue, BBME '18, is graduating from Wentworth having made a lasting impact on the campus. A born leader, she established clubs and traditions that will continue to thrive at Wentworth past her graduation. She was a founding member and chair of Wentworth’s chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society, which has hosted career fairs that connect students to top biomedical companies. Pigue also planned Wentworth’s first Dance Marathon, which supports the Student Emergency Fund.

What is your favorite thing about your Wentworth experience?

The ability to live in Boston. I have loved everything about living in Boston including the culture, the food, and the sports.  

How has Wentworth prepared you for post-graduate life?

I am a hands-on learner, so the hands-on experience that I got through class and labs here at Wentworth was of great benefit to me.

What are your plans after commencement?

After graduation, I will be headed to graduate school to complete my Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Who is someone at Wentworth that you’ve greatly admired or looked up to?

Professor Joseph Martel-Foley, because he cares greatly about the success of both the students and the Biomedical Engineering program. He also develops individual relationships with his students and advises on career and graduate school choices.

Another person that I greatly admire is my co-op advisor, Lauren Creamer. She works so hard to ensure that the Biomedical Engineering students get co-ops. She was always willing to sit down and chat about co-ops, and even gave me advice on graduate school.

What advice would you offer to students entering Wentworth?

I would say to enjoy living in Boston as much as you can. Go see all the sights, and go to Red Sox games, and eat your way through the North End.

--Samuel Kim

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