Sydney Mayer works at Edwards Lifesciences as a Research and Development engineer in the Technical Development Program. Edwards Lifesciences offers this 18-month program for recent graduates to develop their cross-functional engineering skills across rotations in different disciplines such as manufacturing, clinical development, and product R&D. Prior to moving to Orange County in 2021, Sydney graduated with her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and her M.S. in Medical Device & Diagnostic Engineering from the University of Southern California. Outside of her life as an engineer, Sydney enjoys staying active through Roller Derby, currently playing on the Orange County Roller Derby varsity team, and Ultimate Frisbee. She also enjoys relaxing while baking, hiking, and exploring new beaches after growing up in the land-locked state of Colorado.