Rice University, Bioengineering
Originally from San Antonio, Rebecca Franklin holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. During this time she conducted research at the Veiseh Lab, held leadership positions on the student advisory board, and volunteered at an organ transplant hospitality home.
During her senior year, Franklin was involved at a biotech startup that developed AI for early sepsis prediction. She worked in clinical needs finding, design and development, and assisted with the organization of the physician adjudication process. During her gap year, Franklin went on to complete a rotational program at Optum in product management. Her role required her to help cross-functional teams of engineers, data scientists, and clinicians make data-driven decisions about product development and strategy. A large portion of her work was focused on health data APIs and text classification/sentiment analysis.
Franklin chose EnMed for the opportunity to improve the standard of care and efficiency in the clinical setting through innovation. Her current interests include ophthalmology, immunology, and neurology.
In her free time, Franklin enjoys walking her dog, playing tennis, crocheting, and listening to true crime podcasts.