Read more about Dela Rosa's experience at ASU below.

Question: What was your “aha” moment when you realized you wanted to study the field you majored in?

Answer: I can be hugely indecisive. ... Even choosing where to go for dinner sometimes is difficult. This also leads me to wanting to try anything and everything in my hobbies and everyday life. Biomedical engineering is that perfect "jack of all trades" perspective for someone that doesn't want to specialize in one specific engineering type. When I first heard about this interdisciplinary major and all the exciting developments coming out of the field, I knew I wanted to be part of it.

Q: Why did you choose ASU?

A: I wanted to save as much money as possible going to college, so staying in-state made the most sense. I also always knew growing up that I would go into engineering, and ASU was known to have a great engineering program, so it was an easy choice over the other public state universities.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those still in school?

A: I cannot stress this enough, but ask for help! I could not have made it through college without attending all the office hours and study sessions that I did. Even if professors don't seem approachable at first, the office hours are there for you and they really do want to help you succeed. I've had many crazed, late nights on campus with my peers just working on homework and running to Dutch Bros. Don't pass up on opportunities like these — they're often some of the best memories you'll have from college.

Q: What was your favorite spot on campus, whether for studying, meeting friends or just thinking about life?

A: The Social Sciences courtyard. Everyone always hypes up the Secret Garden, but I think this is the real hidden gem, right in the middle of campus with the best greenery. It's a great place to unwind and read, especially since the plants and canopy guarantee cooler temps year-round.

Q: If someone gave you $40 million to solve one problem on our planet, what would you tackle?

A: One issue I would tackle is homelessness. Having basic necessities (food, water, shelter) sets the foundation for the rest of the things in your life. I feel very privileged that I had a good home life to set me up for college, but I know there are millions and millions of others without the access to those necessities.

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