By Erin Register
Meet Holly Robinson, ICE magazine’s first “Rising Star” in the imaging field. Holly, 19, is from Dunedin, Florida. She attended Dunedin High School, where she was very involved in and team captain of the NJROTC Program. Holly is currently enrolled at St. Petersburg College in the Biomedical Engineering Technology Program and is a BMET Apprentice at GE Healthcare. She is expected to graduate college this summer. While she does not currently have a specialty in imaging, she has a great interest in the field that became stronger after she attended the 2019 ICE Conference in Clearwater.
ICE magazine learned more about Holly and her career path in a question-and-answer session.
Q: Why did you choose to get into this field?
A: I chose this field because I wanted a career that involves helping people with the use of technology. My goal is to help others, so working on medical equipment, including life-saving machines, is the beginning but most crucial part to it.
Q: What interests you the most about the imaging field?
A: The thing that interests me in imaging is definitely nuclear medicine. Health care itself is such a huge field, and the best part of it is there are always new things to learn and discover. I like the fact that imaging technology will always advance and is a crucial part to diagnosis, as well as the start to being able to help patients.
Q: What do you like the most about your position?
A: Even though I just started, I am excited that every day is different. There is always new knowledge to gain. GE really wants their apprentices to learn and gain real-world experience.
Q: What has been your greatest accomplishment in your field thus far?
A: I have only just begun, but the feeling that I will be potentially helping a patient is a great accomplishment in itself.
Q: What goals do you have for yourself in the next five years?
A: I plan to build my career with GE and to learn as much as I can during this year-long apprenticeship with them. After graduating, I will hopefully be with GE as a full-time employee while pursuing my four-year degree. My goal is to attend the University of South Florida in biomedical engineering and pursue biomechanics as an end goal. I was in NJROTC in high school, and I have met many amputees, so the area of prosthetics and the engineering side spark an interest in me.