Jessica Son is currently in her senior year in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. She is majoring in biomedical engineering with a concentration in pre-med. Jessica graduated in 2003 from William G. Enloe High School, a public magnet school in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was chosen as a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist, an AP Scholar with Honor, and a winner of the Wade Edwards Short Fiction Award sponsored by Senator John Edwards. In high school, Jessica was also an active member of the National Honor Society, Girls' Varsity Tennis Team, Wind Ensemble, Key Club, and Peer Tutoring Program. In addition, Jessica?s hobbies include rock climbing, traveling, and playing the piano. Jessica worked in the Duke Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Program under Dr. Nelson Chao during her first two years at Duke before she became a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow. As a Pratt Fellow, Jessica now works under Dr. Farshid Guilak in the Orthopaedics Bioengineering Laboratory, investigating the causes of DNA damage in osteoarthritic cartilage. Jessica has served several roles in her past two years with Innoworks, including Director of Corporate Relations, Curriculum Committee Chair, and mentor. This is her second year at Innoworks and she is very excited about this year?s program!
Class of 2007