Micaela, Millennium Fellow 2014-2015
Engineers Without Borders at Boston University
Micaela is a junior at Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Nanotechnology. Micaela is passionate about using the technical advances of engineering to better the lives of others. She is involved in the Boston University student chapter of Engineers without Borders, an international organization that collaborates with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects that will meet the community’s basic needs. EWB-BU currently sends a travel team of students and EWB Boston Professional mentors to the community of Naluja, Zambia every summer to assess, implement, and monitor projects designed and prototyped in Boston. They also focus on creating translingual educational materials that are shared with the community in order to promote and optimize the projects’ impact. Their current projects center on a comprehensive clean water initiative for the community, from source to storage.
How has the MCN Fellowship made a difference in your organization?
The MCN Fellowship has taught me that leadership is a skill. It can be practiced and taught and honed into something that no only benefits the fellow, but trickles down to everyone that they lead. Organization and preparation and patience are key.