Ryan Schoeplein is a junior at BU studying biomedical engineering because he has always been interested in healthcare. This, combined with his love for design, led him to a field in which he could apply his creativity to the human body while simultaneously helping others. His ultimate career goal is to work in the greater field of global healthcare, while also incorporating his public health minor. He would love to work with under-privileged areas of the world in an attempt to bridge healthcare disparities. Ryan loves BU because it’s easy to meet many different people, which he thinks is one of the most important things to do in order to grow. Within the Community Service Center, he has been a FYSOP Staff Member and an Alternative Spring Break Coordinator. He works as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at FitRec. In engineering, he is also a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a Dean’s Host, and works in the undergraduate programs office which is a great lead-in to my role this summer as an Orientation Student Advisor. He also studied abroad in Madrid during his sophomore year! When Ryan is graced with free time, he loves to spend it exploring Boston. He likes to think he has seen most of our beautiful city, but there are so many more hidden gems he knows that are out there. He has recently picked up photography, and also enjoys painting and doing other crafty things in general. Ryan is the oldest of three kids! His brother, Kyle, is currently a freshman at Boston Conservatory studying musical theater and his sister, Courtney, is in the seventh grade. He’s from Connecticut and has five pets–three dogs and two cats!
Yasmin Gentry studies COM studies, which is a branch of mass communication. In the future, she would really like to work in the creative apartment, either in an advertisement agency or media company. She loves Boston because it is extremely walk-able and historic and BU has so many opportunities and ways to get involved in our community! On campus, Yasmin works in Agganis Arena Ticket Office and also an Undergraduate Office Assistant at the Center for the Studies of Asia. She also writes for ‘The Quad’ and is currently writing an article for UPass. She works as a communications director for the student government campaign: TruBU! Plug: The student body can vote for student government on Student Link between March 31st and April 7PM! If she had free time, she would love to finally watch ‘Frozen,’ spend her time Netflix-ing and check out new food places. Since she is from Chicago, she is a huge fan of the Blackhawks and occasionally watches football and baseball. She played lacrosse and softball for a little while in high school but now enjoys exercising and running on her own. Her dad named her after the Red Sox player, Carl Yastrzemski, who was nicknamed ‘Yaz!’ Yasmin is going abroad to Japan this summer to take an intensive Japanese course in Tokyo through Sophia University.
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