Name: Evans LoveEvans
Undergraduate School: Middlebury College
Undergraduate Major: Economics and Neuroscience (Double)
MS Program/Concentration: Biotechnology- BioBusiness
Hometown and/or Current City: Chevy Chase, MD

Why did you apply to Georgetown University?
Other than the fact that Georgetown has a great reputation academically, I was drawn to the Biotechnology program for a number of reasons. First, the program is a one-year masters program, so I can save money and get cracking on my career as soon as possible. Second, the BioBusiness curriculum offers a combination track for bridging business and biology – which coming from medical school was precisely what I was looking for to move into the business sector. Third, the program is known for offering great opportunities to find internships with a number of companies. Finally, the school is located in Washington DC, so I can live at home!

As a DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship recipient, you were selected because your application to Georgetown “demonstrated a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters’ level.” What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?
Over the last decade, healthcare’s complex shift towards performance-based delivery models has sparked innovative approaches that positively engage both patients and providers. The key to success, however, has been collaborative networking and information sharing – whether through employing social media, leveraging economies of scale, integrating care across formerly segregated specialties, or adopting standardized resource and outcome metrics.

Fueled by the combination of better business intelligence that incorporates things such as privacy-protected electronic medical records and increasingly precise diagnostic tools utilizing rapid genomic sequencing and cloud-based analyses of biometric data, I hope to position myself in a start-up biotechnology company that both helps patients and improves healthcare on an individual and a systems level.

What is something interesting or unique about you that very few people know?
I was the vocal percussionist of my collegiate a cappella group, the Middlebury Dissipated Eight!