This spring’s Mentor Spotlight features Bethany Leidl, a junior at Tufts University majoring in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Bethany is excited to be conducting neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health this summer (congrats Bethany!). When mentoring each week at the East Somerville Community School, her favorite activity is hearing the girls’ “roses and thorns” (highs and low) from their weeks.
She recently shared the following reflection with SWSG:
“I want to let you both know how much I enjoyed the SWSG mentor training in January. I always come back from those Training sessions feeling empowered, motivated, and of course, strong. Being a college mentor for SWSG has been one of the best parts of my Tufts college career. I have found that it is easy to feel like a small fish in the big sea of college life and SWSG helps me feel grounded and valuable. I am a proud feminist and am honored to make a tangible impact on gender inequality during my SWSG mentoring sessions each week. I love all that SWSG stands for – most notably, the cycle of female empowerment. Thank you for your dedication to and support of SWSG and all of the college mentors.”
Thank you, Bethany, for your heartfelt words and for being a STRONG mentor over the years!