Welcoming Our New BME Assistants to I-BEAM

March 15, 2024
Ciara Meyer

Brown’s Institute for Biology, Engineering, and Medicine (I-BEAM) is excited to welcome our five new Biomedical Engineering Marketing, Communications, and Recruitment Assistants. 

Ciara Meyer is a first-year undergraduate student hoping to concentrate in Statistics and English on the nonfiction writing track. Originally from upstate New York, she loves Providence because of iced lattes from Coffee Exchange, the East Bay Bike Path, and brick sidewalks. At I-BEAM, she focuses on developing engaging written content and sharing the inspiring stories of our BME and I-BEAM community members. 

Jainam Varma is a final-year master’s student in BME. He enjoys working with Professors Marissa Gray, Celinda Kofron, and Banu Ozkanzanc-Pan. He is an avid cyclist, badminton and ping-pong player, and theater artist. He works to increase the reach of the BME program so prospective students know how much Brown’s BME community has to offer. He hopes to create a support system for students in BME to connect with professional development opportunities.

Joseph Olagundoye is a sophomore undergraduate student concentrating in Computer Engineering and Music and a member of the Brown men’s crew team. When Joseph isn’t busy rowing or studying, he loves comedy, Formula One, and walking along the India Point Park bridge. As an assistant in BME, he hopes to learn more about the department and learn from our BME community while promoting the program across our communication channels. 

Sree Charan Garudadri Venkata is a class of 2025 master’s student in BME on the design track. He concentrates on designing for unmet clinical needs. He enjoys badminton, sitcoms, soccer, techno, and Indian classical music. As a member of the I-BEAM team, he aims to help prospective students understand the resources available at Brown. 

Tamsin Weissberg is a fifth-year master’s student in BME conducting research in the Darling Lab. Hailing from New Hampshire, her favorite things to do in Providence are take long walks on Blackstone Boulevard, listen to live music, and try new restaurants. At I-BEAM, she gives tours, hosts Q&A sessions for prospective students, and consults on recruitment initiatives and communications.