Q&A with cell biology and genetics student Francesca Tedeschi

When she’s not dancing or on horseback, cell biology and genetics student Francesca Tedeschi is striving to become a physician assistant to bring emotional and physical healing to those who need it. “In the future, I hope to join a program like Doctors Without Borders to bring help to others from all around the world,” Francesca said.

Where are you from and where did you graduate high school?
I am a sophomore, and I am originally from Richland, Washington. I graduated from Richland High School and received my associate of arts from Columbia Basin College in their Running Start program.I am majoring in cell biology and genetics and plan to pursue a career as a physician assistant.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Some of my favorite hobbies include dancing, horseback riding, floral design, and traveling. 

What’s your favorite course you’ve taken at WSU?
BIO 315: Gross and Microscopic Anatomy, because I love learning about the structures that make up our human body. 

What’s a unique fun fact about you?
I was a part of a pre-professional ballet and contemporary company for 14 years. I have performed in numerous ballets, including the “Nutcracker,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Adventures of Madeline,” and other choreographed pieces.