2014 Tillman Scholar

Jovy Batong

University of Maryland
B.S., Bioengineering

“I have dreams of advancing modern prosthetics with the use of technology to help wounded veterans.”

With aspirations of advancing modern prosthetics with the use of technology, Jovy wants to research and develop bioengineering technologies to help wounded veterans, which requires a thorough understanding of both biological processes and engineering practices. Though the workload ahead of her appears daunting, Jovy eagerly tackles the challenges with the confidence and skills acquired while serving in the U.S. Navy.

While achieving her degree, Jovy still makes time for her community. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Programming for University of Maryland’s Student Veteran Organization as well as the Secretary for her town’s civic association, the Savage Community Association. Jovy is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and assists with the renovation of the historical Carroll Baldwin Hall while continuing to use her technical skills by learning to build radios and has received her Amateur Radio License (call sign KC3BPB).

Jovy’s service in the Navy helped her realize the importance of community service in all aspects of her life. Her engineering background has led to an interest in advancing prosthetics using the latest technology, and she will earn a degree in bioengineering at the University of Maryland.