Graduate Spotlight: Krysten Wright

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Krysten Wright. Photo by Jeremy Coleman

Krysten Wright, a Class of 2023 graduate of Mercer University‘s School of Engineering, earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering.

What are your plans after graduation?

I will be attending Mercer School of Engineering’s 4+1 integrated degree program to get a Master of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering.

Who was your favorite professor and why?

Dr. Stephen Hill, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was my favorite professor. He was my professor for senior design and was also the adviser for the National Society of Black Engineers during the time that I served as president. Dr. Hill was a great support system to have and always gave great advice for my school career and personal life.

What is one of your favorite Mercer memories?

One of my favorite Mercer memories was joining the Minority Mentor Program a week prior to the rest of the 2019 freshman class coming to campus. Because of the Minority Mentor Program, I gained lifelong friends and learned about other organizations to join on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Don’t be afraid of failure. These are the years to learn about yourself, grow, and become the best person you can be. The only way you will fail is if you stop trying and give up on yourself.

How did Mercer prepare you for your future?

Mercer prepared me for my future by developing me personally and professionally. Mercer constantly challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.

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