Meet the Mentor: Valeria Oller

Gender Identity & Pronouns: Female – she/her/hers
Affinity Groups: gFIRST/gSOC
Race/Ethnicity and/or Nationality: Hispanic, Peruvian
Languages: Spanish, English
Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
Education: B.S. Health Education & Behavior (Minor in Latin American Studies), University of Florida; M.S. Student in Medical Sciences (MAMS), Boston University School of Medicine
Industry Interest: Medicine, Global health, Mental health

Personal Facts/Hobbies:
I was born in Florida and have spent all of my life there until graduate school! After finishing my undergraduate degree, I thought that it would be the perfect time to try something new. The adjustment from Florida to Boston was challenging, but now I can say that I know my way around the city. I love exploring different bookstores and coffee shops!

I am currently a 2nd year MAMS student at BU. I have met so many people through this program and actually ended up joining an excellent research lab. Along with my classes and research, I have decided to get involved with C3. I am so excited to be a mentor and cannot wait to meet new people!

Outside of school and lab, some of my favorite hobbies include cooking, spending time with friends, going to the gym, reading, and catching up on new tv shows/movies!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me!