Hayden Lydick has recently graduated in the first class of the BSEBME/MSE program. He completed the degree program with a thesis titled, “Effects of biopsy clips on pharmacokinetic analysis of DCE-MRI data in breast cancer”. Using a novel phantom MRI design, this project focused on quantifying the effects of metallic breast tumor markers on the accuracy of quantitative DCE-MRI techniques. The results of which have been published at the Texas Public Library and have been submitted to the ISMRM annual meeting. He gives special thanks to Dr. Julie C. DiCarlo and Dr. Thomas E. Yankeelov for their advisory role over the course of the project. He is currently headed to Houston, Texas to attend McGovern Medical School. His goal is to pursue radiology oncology as a future speciality and looks forward to working with researchers to expand the use of mathematical modeling in medicine.