My name is Jarrod Cornejo and I am currently a senior studying Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering here at Colorado State University! I lived in Edwards Hall my freshman year where I met some of my best friends. I quickly got involved with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and even had the pleasure of serving as an officer for three years. Being a member of SHPE, I was lucky enough to attend engineering conferences in Seattle, Baltimore and Detroit, at which I developed leadership, professional, and interpersonal skills as well as fostered valuable connections and friendships. I also have been active in the Engineering College Council (ECC) where I met wonderful friends and had the opportunity to help organize the senior design showcase and the engineering career fairs for The Scott College of Engineering.
Last summer, I was fortunate enough to work as a process engineering intern at Applied Medical, a medical device company in southern California. Working at this company afforded me the chance to use my CSU education to help improve arthroscopic surgical devices while also learning through hands-on experiences. Working an internship in a new state was a formative experience for me and it further ignited my passion to improve the medical industry in whatever way I could.
Growing up in Arvada, Colorado (about 20 minutes north of Denver), I spent most of my time outside competing for the swim team, running cross-country, hiking, or playing volleyball. I love to spend time with my friends, meet new people, and stay involved with my community–often through on-campus events and student organization activities. Some of my other pastimes include playing the piano, singing (mostly in the car or shower), and playing the ukulele. I love to stay active and am enthralled with the capability and eloquent design of the human body; learning more about the body is what drove me to pursue my degrees in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering.
In my time as a CSU undergraduate student, I have grown, learned, and experienced more than I ever would have thought and I am so grateful to be pursuing an education at Colorado State University. Receiving a college education is truly a privilege and I have developed a passion for my profession, my school, and my community while here in Fort Collins. I look forward to all the many places the next few years will take me and I will always call Fort Collins my second home.
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