Bridgette Bowyer ‘24, a first-generation student and biomedical engineering major from Stoughton, Mass., has earned an impressive list of accomplishments during her time at Regis: honors student, peer tutor, Partners in Excellence (PIE) Mentor, senator for commuters in the student government association (SGA), treasurer for the Recreational Therapy Club, and member of the deans' advisory council. Next year, she will be adding Pride Guide to this list as well.
“I chose to attend Regis because I feel very connected to my faith, and I knew I needed a smaller campus that offered a more personalized experience. I also connected with Regis’ community values and knew it would be a positive environment where I could succeed,” said Bowyer.
Bowyer chose to major in biomedical engineering because she has always had a passion for medicine and saw it as the best way to help as many people as possible.
“In the field of medicine, there will always be overlooked cases, underserved populations, and areas that could use more people. Regis taught me that everyone has a special skill set, and everyone can give something – time, energy, kindness, or a listening ear. As a biomedical engineer, I can engineer one product that goes on to benefit millions of patients across the country,” said Bowyer.
This summer, Bowyer will intern at the medical device manufacturing company Ranfac Corp. based in Avon, Mass., where she will work on a special project contributing to the development of blood filtering equipment. She sought out the company on her own and they offered her a paid position right away.
Outside of academics, Bowyer is involved with several of Regis’ clubs and associations. As SGA senator for commuter students, she collaborates with different departments across campus to advocate for the commuter community, which has led to an increase in commuter activity across clubs and events on campus. This work, along with her work as a peer tutor, has given her valuable collaboration and communication skills that will serve her well in the future.
"Bridgette has such incredible motivation, drive, and superb organization. She shared with me that her younger sister motivates her, as Bridgette wants to serve as a role model for her. I feel she is a role model for all as she dedicates herself to her peers and Regis in all aspects. She is so generous of her time and talents,” said associate professor of chemistry Leslie Bishop, PhD.
After graduating next year, Bowyer plans to work in the industry for a few years before going back to school to earn a doctorate in engineering.
“My mentors at Regis have had a lasting impact on me. If it were not for their support, encouragement, and understanding I don’t think I would be where I am today both personally and professionally.”