Meet the Mentor: Michael Proenza


Gender Identity & Pronouns: Male – He/Him

C3 Affinity Groups: gSOC

Race/Ethnicity and/or Nationality: Hispanic – Puerto Rican & Cuban 

Languages: English, Spanish

Hometown: Miami, FL 

Education: Bachelors of Science in Biology – Florida International University, Masters of Science in Oral Health Sciences – Boston University (Current) 

Industry Interest: Pediatric Dentistry 

Personal Facts/Hobbies: My grandparents immigrated to America from Cuba in the 1950’s. As a born and raised Floridian I love fishing and rooting for the Miami sports teams! Back at home I have lots of experience tutoring and working in schools so I thought that I would be a good fit to go into pediatric dentistry one day. I moved to Boston this summer in to join the awesome OHS program here at BU and get valuable experience in real dental school courses to strengthen my academic credentials. Boston has been a little bit colder than I’ve been accustomed to but I have loved the transition and I’m excited for what the future holds. Feel free to reach out to me at any time!