Margaret Zhang

Favorite Course 20 subject and why?
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering – I absolutely loved all the fun experiments we got to do in this class! From building batteries with viruses to using SMM to determine potential drug targets, this was the first class where I truly felt like a biological engineer. 20.380 Biological Engineering Design – after learning that the prompt for the semester was pandemic, I was so excited to work on a project that would help solve some of the many challenges faced by communities due to the pandemic. I felt especially proud of all the teams during our final capstone presentation. We were able to utilize all the skills we had acquired from Course 20 to come up with such amazing projects that would make a positive impact in the current state of the world.

What will you miss most about being an undergraduate at MIT?
The people!!! The communities I’ve made through BE and beyond have been invaluable for me. I will be forever grateful for the incredible friends I’ve made at MIT and the supportive faculty I’ve had who have made me feel like anything is possible.

Where will you be next year?
I will be working at Beam Therapeutics in Cambridge! 🙂

Who deserves a shout-out?
I would like to give a special thank you to my parents and sister, the BE faculty, my UROP mentors, and all of my friends who have been there for me in all aspects of my crazy and wonderful journey here at MIT.