Meet the Mentor: Sophie Tesson

Gender Identity & Pronouns: Female – she/her/hers
Affinity Groups: Disability Support Group
Race/Ethnicity and/or Nationality: White/Caucasian
Languages: English, French
Hometown: Providence, RI
Education: B.A. in Psychology (Minor in Pathology), McGill University; M.S. Candidate in Medical Sciences (MAMS), Boston University School of Medicine
Industry Interest: Medicine, Medical advocacy, Global health, Women’s health, Maternal health

Personal Facts/Hobbies:

After finishing my undergraduate degree in Montréal, I was so excited to return to the US, particularly to move back to New England, where I grew up. That said, I had never lived in Boston before and transitioning to the new city was a tremendous and exciting adjustment. Managing school and navigating a new city was a rewarding challenge, and I was keen to deepen my roots in the BU student community, so I applied to be the C3 Student intern and began the role in January of 2023. I have been so grateful to meet students beyond my program, spend more time with mentors and professors, attend workshops and lectures… the list goes on! My involvement with C3 has enriched my graduate student experience tremendously, and I encourage anyone to apply to mentor, attend events, join an affinity group, or check out our many resources if you are looking to get started in expanding your life as a GMS student outside of class. I am applying to medical school this year, and I am particularly interested in OB/GYN or Pediatrics but keeping an open mind.

When I am not in class, at work, or in the lab, I enjoy running on the esplanade, going to yoga and pilates classes, spending time with friends (especially outside!), reading, and discovering some of the incredible restaurants the city of Boston has to offer! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions about C3, graduate school, or Boston!