GirlBoss Edge: Healthcare Student Mentors
Booking Mentoring has now closed.
You can book 1 mentor.
All of our mentors are highly qualified and are so excited to meet you!
All mentoring takes place online between Thursday, April 20th and Saturday, April 22nd.
Sessions are 25 minutes long.
Enjoy Your Mentoring Session!
Isabella Tunnicliffe - FULL
2nd Year Medical Student, University of Otago
Kia ora! I'm Isabella (or Issie is fine too!), and I'm a second year medical student at the University of Otago. I completed Health Science First Year in 2022 while living in a residential hall. I'm flatting this year but home for me is the Kāpiti Coast in Wellington. I took part in GirlBoss Edge: Healthcare Edition in 2020, and I want to give back to others as a mentor. I love baking, creating art, and swimming in my spare time. So excited to meet you!
Leila Phipps-Thomas - Full
3rd Year Psychology Student at Otago University
Kia ora! My name is Leila and I am a 3rd year Psychology student at the University of Otago. I am a current volunteer counsellor at Youthline and am employed as a Mental Health Support Worker. These experiences have been extremely rewarding and it is a privilege to support others on their mental health journey. My ultimate goal is to become a clinical psychologist, and would love to help others with similar career aspirations. Finally, a fun fact about me is I am an ex competitive swimmer and love doing anything water related!
Alicia Close - Full
2nd Year Medicial Student at the University of Otago
Hello, my name is Alicia and I am currently in my 2nd year of medicine at the University of Otago. I am passionate about women's health and hope to do specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology! I am so excited to get more women involved in healthcare in the future and help improve health outcomes for women. I am a super friendly person who loves talking, running and Harry Styles.
Navpreet Kaur - FULL
3rd year Biotechnology student
I am Navpreet Kaur from Punjab, India. I am a senior BS Biotechnology student. During the course, I have learnt myriad things about women's health. Besides this I am currently pursuing a project on Biodegradation of leather waste by enzymatic treatment and worked as a trainee in a quality assurance lab in milk plant.
Te Anahera Weepers - FULL
First Year Health Science Student at Otago University
Kia Ora my name is Te Anahera, I am of Ngāpuhi descent. I am currently studying First Year Health Science at the University of Otago. I am very passionate about science and health care and am aiming for Med school next year. I have taken part in the GirlBoss Edge Healthcare Workshop twice (2020 & 2021), and have won the healthcare challenge once. Outside of studying, I love music, reading, spending time with friends, and taking time to be around my culture.
Jennifer Irshad - Full
3rd year medical student at Otago University
Noa’ia! My name is Jennifer. I am a GirlBoss alumni and a 3rd year medical student at Otago University. I entered this programme in 2020 with no idea how big the healthcare industry is and it helped to stimulate my interest in wanting to support Pacific students as they enter medical school. I am from Auckland and I love hanging out with my friends!
2nd Physiotherapy Student at University of Otago
Kia ora, my name is Drew Porter and I am a Second Year Physiotherapy Student at the University of Otago. I am passionate about supporting young women who are wanting to enter this profession. I have a special interest in Neuro rehab and ICU Physiotherapy.
2nd Year Physiotherapy Student at the University of Otago
Hey, my name is Sophie and I am studying at the University of Otago in my 2nd year of Physiotherapy. When I'm not studying in Dunedin, I come from Nelson and enjoy a good old trip to the beach. I love playing sports and hanging out with friends in my spare time.
Madi Baker - Full
Jenny Craig Weight Loss Consultant
and 3rd Year Psychology Student at The University of Canterbury
Hi there! My name is Madi Baker and I’m a third year Psychology student at The University of Canterbury, taking a minor in Youth and Community Leadership! I work part time at Jenny Craig as a Weight Loss Consultant and love supporting women to achieve their well-being goals. I moved up to Christchurch from Mosgiel, Dunedin a few years back and have loved every second! I also volunteer with St John Youth, and love watching the youth achieve their goals as well. I hope to become a Clinical Child Psychologist in the future, if not I’m definitely aiming for something centred around Youth and Mental Well-being. I adore spending time with my cat and plants (friends and family too- sometimes) :)
Isha Singh - Full
Bsc Psychology conjoint BNursing 3rd year student at The University of Auckland
Kia Ora, my name is Isha and I am a third year BSc Psychology conjoint BNursing student at the University of Auckland. I'm super passionate about mitigating stigma around seeking mental health assistance in migrant communities. My cultural background is Fijian Indian but I was born and brought up in Auckland:) In my spare time I like to watch crime and mystery documentaries on Netflix.
Natalie Posa - FULL
3rd year Health Science / Science conjoint student at the University of Auckland and Junior Social Media Content Assistant at iCanStudy
Kia ora friends! My name is Natalie and I am a 3rd year conjoint student at the University of Auckland studying Health Science and Psychology. I study a Bachelor of Health Science because I am passionate about eliminating social and health inequities on a national and global scale. I currently work as a Junior Social Media Content Assistant for iCanStudy. In my spare time, I volunteer as the Marketing Director for two university clubs (Women in Health Network and Auckland University Population Health Students' Association) so it's not hard to tell I am extremely passionate about content creation!
Celesti Tan - Full
3rd Year Health Science/Psychology Student at the University of Auckland
Kia ora koutou! My name is Celesti Tan (she/her) and I am currently a third year Health Science and Psychology conjoint student at the University of Auckland. I was born in Malaysia and moved to the lovely city of Tāmaki Makarau as a baby, so I'm a true Kiwi at heart. I am super passionate about removing health inequities in our most vulnerable populations, particularly in ethnic minorities. I most recently completed a summer studentship with the Auckland Bioengineering Institute looking at applying kaupapa Māori principles to biotechnology, and have also had experience with numerous research forums in the Asian health space. I truly believe in the power of mentoring and can't wait to korero with you! <3
Tess Connolly - Full
3rd Year Nursing Student
Hello! My name is Tess and I am a third year nursing student at UoA. My passion for healthcare stemmed from years in a hospital bed as a child. I knew if I survived, I wanted to be like those cool nurses. I’m striving for employment at Starship Hospital at the end of this year. Throughout my training I have worked in operating theatres, prisons, acute mental health units, community/primary health settings and surgical wards in the hospital. I was the GirlBoss Healthcare Challenge winner in 2020 and I would love to help more wahine enter the medical field.
Mridula Raj - Full
Intern psychologist and PhD candidate
Kia Ora, my name is Mridula Raj and I am an intern psychologist and PhD candidate. I am currently completing a Post graduate diploma in clinical psychology and working towards my PhD which focuses on risk and protective factors of suicidal thinking in young New Zealanders. I have had the pleasure of studying at both the University of Auckland and the University of Otago. I have a strong passion for improving mental health and working with people from different walks of life. I was born in India and raised in Auckland. I also am a group fitness instructor, which helps me stay mentally and physically fit and well.
Aesha Feroz - FULL
3rd Year Psychology Student at the University of Auckland
Assalamu Alaikum and Kia Ora! My name is Aesha. I am a female Muslim currently studying through a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) Degree and am currently in my 3rd year. I also work as an Inpatient Receptionist at MercyAscot Hospital which has provided me with immense exposure to the Healthcare field in an awe-inspiring way. I am super passionate about Youth Mental Health, particularly around Suicide Ideation and Intervention. I am currently on a journey of gaining as much field experience as possible and love meeting inspiring and fellow aspiring individuals along the way. I was born in Palmerston North but raised in Auckland and am an absolute bookworm!
Ally Yu - FULL
3rd Year Medical Student at the University of Auckland
Kia ora, my name is Ally Yu and I am a third year medical student at The University of Auckland. I am an undergraduate student and went through first year biomed before entering the medical programme. I wish I could contribute to supporting young women on their path to this field! I was born in Auckland and raised in both Beijing and Auckland. I love to watch movies and paint in my spare time.
Olivia Gray - FULL
6th year medical student university of Auckland
Kia ora, my name is Olivia and I hail from Ōtautahi Christchurch. I am a final year medical student with the University of Auckland currently based in New Plymouth. I am passionate about supporting women to succeed in healthcare and beyond!
2nd Year Physiotherapy Student at The University of Otago
Kia Ora, my name is Samantha and I am studying Physiotherapy at Otago University. I grew up on the Kāpiti Coast before moving down to Dunedin last year to study. I am passionate about helping and supporting others to reach their full potential. In my spare time, I enjoy running, spending time with my friends and family, and baking.
Maitreyi Jain - Full
4th Year Medical Student at The University of Auckland
Kia Ora, my name is Maitreyi, I am a fourth-year Medical Student/Student Doctor at the University of Auckland. I’m a local gal from Auckland with Indian roots and I’m so excited about the future of medicine and healthcare as we achieve more diversity and equity in this field, and be an active part of this change. I’m really excited to travel, keep up oil painting, and skydive in Spain one day.
4th Year Sports Management and Marketing student &
Community Activator at Sport Otago
Hi my name is Abby and I grew up in Kerikeri. I am studying a BComSc at the University of Otago majoring in Sports Development and Marketing. Alongside my final University paper, I work part time with Sport Otago helping to develop a community well-being programme for primary school kids and their whanau. I would love to support wāhine with their well-being and navigate work/school/life balance. I love all things outdoors and any chance I get I’ll be out climbing, tramping, mountain biking or surfing!
Dilpreet Kaur - FULL
3rd Year medical student
Hi there! My name is Dilpreet Kaur. I am a current 2nd year medical student. I have previously done an undergraduate and honours psychology degree. I have a keen interest in global health. A little about me, I was born in India and came to NZ when I was 5. Since then I have pretty much been in Auckland. I love reading and my dog (Bruno).
Anita Semmons - FULL
6th Year Medical Student at The University of Auckland
Kia ora, my name is Anita and I am of Māori and Austrian descent. I am in my final year of Medicine, training in the beautiful Northland. I grew up in West Auckland, but love to travel and indulge in different cuisines and cultures. On the weekends I enjoy swimming at the beach and watching movies. It would be an honour to support young wāhine considering a career as a health professional and prove that an introverted nature holds so much potential!
Trainee Intern Doctor
6th year medical student at the University of Auckland
Evangeline Liddicoat - Full
Kia ora, my name is Evangeline and I am a final year medical student at Waikato Hospital. I am a postgraduate student, having completed a bachelor of health sciences before entering medicine. I come from Te Tai Tokerau and outside of medicine I love diving and sports, spending time outdoors and with whānau and friends. I love clinical medicine and am interested in a career in surgery. Further, I am passionate about reducing inequities within our healthcare system.
Isabella Templer - FULL
Final year Medical Student at The University of Auckland
Kia ora, my name is Issy and I'm a final year medical student through UoA. I grew up in Tāmaki Makarau and have also spent some time in Tauranga, Whakatāne, and Kaitaia. Lying on a beach soaking up the sunshine and reading a book is when I'm happiest. I'm happy to support young wāhine by chatting about future career options and giving any advice I can.
Namisha Chand - Full
6th Year Medical Student at The University of Auckland
Hi, my name is Namisha and I am a final year Medical Student at the University of Auckland. I have completed clinical placements at Auckland and Middlemore Hospitals, Taranaki Base Hospital and in Fiji. Hailing from South Auckland myself, and attending Manurewa High School, I am passionate about seeing women and diversity in healthcare, especially recognising the limitations that currently exist in our medical environments. I have previously worked as a healthcare assistant at Middlemore Hospital. I’m quite outdoorsy and in my spare time I enjoy the gym, running and hiking.
Kaitlyn Payne - FULL
3rd Year BHealSci - Majoring in Public Health
University of Otago
Kia ora! My name is Kaitlyn and I am a third year student at the University of Otago studying Public Health and Economics! I am looking forward to doing postgraduate study in public health next year. I am passionate about supporting others to develop their health skills and I am currently the secretary for the Bachelor of Health Sciences Society which supports students studying under our degree!