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Alexandra Ritter

Alexandra Ritter

Biomedical Engineering

  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


I am Alexandra Ritter, a junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the Tickle College of Engineering. I was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, alongside my parents and sister. Growing up, I developed and demonstrated values of determination and a strong desire to learn, qualities that continue to propel my academic success. Recently, I became a part of the HIBEP program as a member of the 2025 Cohort while also taking classes with the 2026 Cohort. I look forward to collaborating with my peers in both cohorts to achieve academic excellence and build strong relationships.

My strong work ethic and determination to succeed have been central to my journey. The work ethic instilled in me during my high school years has been a critical factor in my success, alongside my intellectual abilities. I am a dedicated hard worker in my roles as both a leader and a team player. Effective leadership, in my view, combines guiding and collaborating with peers, leading to great success. I am committed to excellence and results-driven, capable of shouldering responsibilities, managing heavy workloads, and guiding a team towards a common goal. Growing up, my father emphasized the importance of "enjoying the tunnel" – acknowledging that there is light at the end of every tunnel, but overcoming hardships and finding joy in the journey are equally important.

I joined the Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program because of its uniqueness and alignment with my interests. I enjoy learning about both business and engineering, and how to close the gap between these two distinct, yet complementary, fields. I enjoy working in teams, especially with like-minded individuals. Collaboration and project-based learning are extremely beneficial to my success and acquirement of new skills. I hope to become a more well-rounded individual with a unique skill set that can be applied to a wide range of industries.

Currently, I plan to pursue a master's degree after completing my bachelor's degree. I am still considering whether I would like to specialize in engineering or a business-related field for my master's. Some of my engineering interests encompass medical devices, pharmaceuticals, cell and gene therapies, orthopedics, and implants. I am eager to explore various specializations within Biomedical Engineering and learn about the roles that bridge business and engineering in large companies.


Alexandra Ritter

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