BioE Student Spotlight: Fall 2023


Peter Jensen

Where are you from / Where is your hometown?

Severna Park, Maryland

What degree type are you pursuing?

MS Bioengineering

What is your specialization, OR, do you have any other majors/minors?

Tissue Engineering

Are you involved in any bioengineering related organizations (both inside or outside of Lehigh)? If so, please specify.

No, I am an EMT (Emergency medical technician) for Dewey Fire Company

Why did you decide to come to Lehigh University?

The strong engineering and campus

Why did you decide to study bioengineering?

I had to have reconstructive knee surgery as a senior in high school which sparked a passion in bioengineering. I hope to use my knowledge to help others the way I was once helped.

What do you want to be/do after you graduate and how will this degree help you get there?

Physician (I have been accepted to medical school). My M.S. has allowed me to tie my engineering knowledge into a clinically relevant curriculum that will enhance my patient care.

Share a good experience/memory with a faculty/staff member/peers/or class within bioengineering.

I went to The Haunt at Dorney park this year with some other bioengineers and had a great time!

Share a fun fact (or two, or three) about yourself!

I work as an EMT to compliment my knowledge in bioengineering with clinical experience.

What words of wisdom do you have for current or future students of bioengineering at Lehigh?

Utilize every opportunity in front of you to explore your interests. Bioengineering is a large field with many different applications.

"Aspiring to be a physician I often get the question “Why are you earning a master’s degree?” The reason is due to the flexibility of the M.S. Bioengineering program. The faculty have worked with me on creating a clinically relevant curriculum within the field of bioengineering. The program has also provided me with the opportunity to conduct tissue engineering research in an academic lab. The ability of the program to cater to my own professional goals has provided me with the platform to grow as a student and professional."