Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University
Brendan D’Souza is a first year EnMed student from Houston, TX. He attended Texas A&M University as a President’s Endowed Scholar and participated in the University Honors Program, where he earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering and a minor in Radiological Health Engineering. During his time at Texas A&M, he worked on a team to design a radiation triage device for patients during a disaster response, conducted research in optogenetic control of cancer immunotherapy at the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), and gained clinical experience analyzing patient satisfaction at Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital in Houston. His love for exploration led him to study abroad in Doha, Qatar during the summer of 2016. Back on main campus, he was involved with service and leadership organizations within the Memorial Student Center, New Student and Family Programs, and the Texas A&M Visitor Center. He volunteered as a tour guide for Texas A&M, and served as a lead student ambassador in the Division of Enrollment and Academic Services. In 2018, the Association of Former Students awarded Brendan the Buck Weirus Spirit Award in recognition of his significant contributions to student life at Texas A&M. He graduated Texas A&M Summa Cum Laude in May 2019 and has begun medical school as an Engineering Medicine (EnMed) student with Texas A&M at Houston Methodist Hospital. Brendan grew up in the Houston area, graduating from Dulles HS in Sugar Land, TX as National Merit Scholar. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and running.