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After completing her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, Tessa began working as part of a research team at BC Children’s Hospital in the Oncology Department. Their research focuses on finding drug safety solutions for cancer patients by seeking explanations for why one child experiences a side effect to their chemotherapy medication and another child who takes the same medication does not.
Tessa became largely interested in Fertile Future because fertility is a major problem associated with the drugs she studies, and drug safety and improving patient’s quality of life are two things she is very passionate about.
Tessa has been involved with a number of non-profit organizations in the past and was awarded both the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award and Violet Richardson Award in 2009 for her efforts and contributions. She is very excited to be working with Fertile Future, which combines both her interest in non-profit causes and in improving the healthcare and quality of life for all patients.