Melanie D’Souza Class of 2018

With my professors as valuable mentors, I participated in informed design research towards building healthy communities. I had vast industry exposure through educational webinars & internship placement with various healthcare experts and participation in the 2017 ASHE PDC Summit Design Challenge in Orlando. On the academic front, I enjoyed a fantastic studio opportunity concerning real critical access healthcare projects in rural environments- both local and international, and support towards EDAC certification. I remain infinitely grateful for the robust foundation KU’s H&W program has provided for my relatively young career, especially towards my engagement in allied industries: science & technology, laboratory design and pharmaceuticals, while not working on healthcare projects- at my current role at HDR Inc.

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