Seth Hara '08
Just a few months out of Swarthmore, it's rather odd being considered an alumnus. And yet, here I am! I received my B.S. in June '08 with a minor in Spanish. In the department I focused mainly in electrical engineering, but my ultimate goal is to end up working with biomedical devices and instrumentation. While at Swat I was an active member of MULTi, Rhythm 'n Motion, and SCF. I also worked as a tour guide in Admissions (we need that engin perspective!) and dabbled in many other clubs and activities. I was also fortunate enough to spend a semester in Madrid, Spain studying Spanish language and culture. It IS possible to be an engineer and study abroad! I also received a Starfield Summer Research grant to spend a summer in Costa Rica and Honduras repairing medical equipment alongside the biomedical technician in the public hospital, an amazing experience that incorporated both of my academic pursuits.
Currently, I am spending a year in Japan teaching English to elementary and junior high school students with the JET program. It's a nice break from engineering, but I'm itching to get back in, so I expect to be attending graduate school either next year or the year after.
If you wish to contact me for any reason, my email is shara1 |at|alum |dot|swarthmore |dot|edu. Perspective or current students alike, if there's anything you think I can help you with, I'm more than happy to do what I can!