Wes Bernier ’14
Class Year: 2014
Hometown: Wenham, MA
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Industry: Medical Devices
Current Job: R&D Engineer II at Codman Neurovascular, a Johnson & Johnson Company
Current Location: Miami, FL
Internships/Pre-Professional Experiences at JHU: BME Design Team
Clubs/Sports/Groups at JHU: Club Squash, Phi Delta Theta, BMES
Favorite JHU Memory: Finishing an SBE lab report at 4AM and celebrating instead of sleeping
What about being a Hopkins student do you miss the most?
I miss the predictability of taking classes. You’re given a syllabus and a schedule so I always knew what was coming.
Knowing what you know now, what would you want to tell your pre-college self?
Find something you like and do it. Don’t skip going to clubs/events just because your friends aren’t going.
How do you feel Hopkins prepared you for where you are now?
Fairly well. Industry is a different world so I could never be 100% prepared. But I’m adaptable and Hopkins taught me that.
How did going to school in Baltimore affect your college experience?
Baltimore is charming. People especially the media always seem to focus on the negatives. There are bad parts of every city. Homewood is not one of them. Not even close. I really appreciated being able to take a free bus downtown to have access to all that Baltimore has to offer
Who was your favorite professor/what was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was BME programming with Dr. Beer. I was a natural and I enjoyed feeling like I was the boss of my laptop instead of it constantly having issues.