Alumni: Share your experiences with current BE students

Bioengineering students are eager to hear from alumni—whether you are in research, academia, government, business, or technology. To facilitate the exchange between alumni and students, we have two programs that invite you to come to Penn to talk informally about your professional career paths.  If you would be interested in talking with undergraduate or graduate students, please contact Donna Loyle at

Alumni Links:

Bioengineering Alumni Spotlight

Penn Engineering Magazine

SEAS Alumni Association

Bioengineering Talks With Alumni (BETA)

BETA exposes students to career options, both traditional and non-traditional, in informal gatherings with alumni to learn about "life beyond Penn BE."

Sherri Wykosky

Alumni Speakers

Past Alumni Speakers:

Richard Kiok, MD (BE '99)

Former president and CEO of the Journal of Young Investigators, and former consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers talked about his career path and answers questions.

Sherri Wykosky (BE '06)
Sherri is an associate product development engineer in the foot and ankle group, trauma division of Synthes.

Karl F. Orishimo, MS (BE '98)
Karl is a biomechanist/research engineer at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) in New York City and adjunct professor at Cooper Union School of Engineering.

David Hartenbaum, MD, (BE '81)
Dr. Hartenbaum left private practice for Merck. His numerous positions there include medical services, running clinical trials, leading an advocate development group, product management, and managed care contracting.

Viral Gandhi (BE '09)

A senior journalist and medical device specialist of The Financial Times Group shared iinsights about his unusual path from design consultant to healthcare journalist whose passion is to develop a new medical device.