Britt Faulkner has become the first African American student to receive a Masters Degree in Bioengineering at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
At a recent winter ceremony, Faulkner walked among 875 other graduates. Bioengineering applies engineering technology to biology or human health. Faulkner’s motivation was sparked by her cousin’s diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. She was raised by a single parent in an environment that made the pursuit of higher education challenging. She would often try to fix electronics around the house, developing her love of technology.
Britt Faulkner’s success is no surprise; she was her high school’s valedictorian. Faulkner is a graduate of Rose Hill Christian High School in Ashland, KY.