Senior Spotlight: Ethan Alexander

Ethan AlexanderEthan Alexander graduated with academic excellence from Cal Poly with an Master of Business Administration degree. He previously graduated magna cum laude from Cal Poly with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, focusing in mechanical engineering.

Alexander was attracted to Cal Poly because of the Learn by Doing culture in addition to the beauty of San Luis Obispo. His academic interests were initially inspired by his desire to help others, leading him to the medical field. During his time on campus, Alexander has participated in a number of engineering project teams, working on such projects as a carbon monoxide detector, an ankle brace, a hip implant, and a prosthetic thumb. His senior design project involved the design and build of a central stability frame to improve a standing wheel chair for patients suffering from spinal muscular atrophy.

After interning with an engineering firm, Alexander realized the importance of gaining a more complete business mindset for his future engineering career. He decided to continue at Cal Poly for his MBA. During the program, Ethan had the opportunity to work with Professor Ziemowit Bednarek on a variety of projects, primarily focusing on housing starts research.

Alexander will continue his passion of helping others through the medical device industry by starting a career with St. Jude Medical as a quality engineer.