LASER Students in the news

LASER and Cardinal Health Partnership Programs celebrate the success of their summer internships

Will-CisnerosIn the summer of 2018, LASER Hub Coordinators William Cisneros and Marlene Pérez inaugurated our first Laser and Cardinal Health Internship Program. William’s summer internship was in Quality and Regulatory Affairs. This led to a part-time position during the fall of 2018 semester and eventually a full-time position upon graduating in the spring of 2019. William will now be using his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering to regulate medical device quality for Cardinal Health.

Francis_MoralesLASER Hub Coordinator Francis Morales has been named as the LASER and Cardinal Health Internship Awardee for the summer of 2019. Francis was born in Guatemala and moved to the U.S. at the age of 14. She is about to begin her last undergrad year as a Biomedical Engineering student. In addition to working as a LASER Hub Coordinator, Francis is the treasurer and one of the founders of the first HOSA-Future Health Professionals chapter at Ohio State. As an incoming LASER/Cardinal Health intern, she says “I can’t wait to increase my knowledge of the healthcare industry and finally be able to apply my knowledge to make a contribution to the healthcare community with my work.”

We are so excited for the doors that the LASER and Cardinal Health Partnerships have been able to open for William and Francis.

LASER student receives PhD

jacinta_yandersIn Spring 2019, LASER student Jacinta Yanders will be receiving her PhD in English with a focus on Media Studies. She was recently awarded the Graduate Associate Teaching Award, which is Ohio State’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students serving as Graduate Teaching Associates. Approximately 3,000 graduate students serve as GTAs each year. Ten recipients are selected each year.

Jacinta recounts one of her favorite anecdotes:

“I decided I was going to be a teacher in the second grade. I had an amazing teacher named Mrs. Martoccio, who made every single class day both educational and fun. I wanted to be able to do that as well. Over the years, I've never really wavered from this career aspiration."

Jacinta said that being awarded the Graduate Associate Teaching Award (GATA) means a lot to her. "I truly respect teaching as a craft, and to have my efforts in the classroom recognized by my students, peers, and mentors feels fantastic.”

This fall, Jacinta will be starting a position as an Assistant Professor of English at College of DuPage, and she looks forward to having the opportunity to continue to grow as an educator and to learn from a whole new batch of students.

Congratulations on the GATA award, your degree, and the new postion.