Meet Brittany Myers and Tessa Bodesson, Friends at the Nevada County Campus (NCC)

Brittany and Tessa hanging out by the pond at NCC
You two took a class together?
Yeah, most of them are together.
Have you been friends for a long time?
Since kindergarten, maybe preschool!
You’ve done all your schooling together?
We actually went to different schools for a while, for about five years in between elementary and sixth grade. Seventh grade and on we went to the same school, Nevada Union.
Is this your first semester here? How many classes are you taking together?
Yes. We’re taking three classes together.

Brittany: Interested in Chemistry and Becoming a Physician's Assistant

Do you know your major?
Most likely it will be chemistry.
What do you want to do with that?
I want to go to medical school and become a PA, a physician’s assistant. It’s a step above a nurse. They are in surgeries and stuff like that.
What inspired you to do that?
I’ve just always loved interesting things like that, ever since I was little. Blood and stuff like that have never bothered me. It intrigues me. Even a snake’s intestines I think are super interesting.
What school do you want to transfer to?
I’m thinking maybe San Diego, but medical school is what I really need to focus on because that’s where I’m going to be getting my doctorate. To get your doctorate, it could take like 12 years.
What’s your fav thing about Sierra College?
I really like our anatomy teacher. He’s just funny and personable. He’s not just here to teach. He relates everything to what we would know. I have a good relationship with him, and he’s like a friend.
I like to ask one fun question: if you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Flying. I love the sky! I love the sunsets, I could be here and there really fast.

Tessa: Wants to Become a Physical Therapist

Do you know what you want to major in?
I want to become a physical therapist. I’m not sure exactly what kind yet. I’m in between either a physical therapist or a surgical nurse. Surgical nurses work with doctors when they are doing surgeries, helping the doctor figure out what is wrong and things like that.
What inspired you to go this direction?
I have no clue! It’s cool to see and feel, and it doesn’t gross me out.
What are you enjoying about Sierra College?
I like how it’s small. You see everyone. Also, the teachers are really nice.
I know a lot of people in my classes from Nevada Union. Part of me thinks that I want to be somewhere else at a bigger school where I don’t know anyone besides Brittany. To have one person that I know and then go meet other people.
But this is a good place to start because it’s so small, and it’s a taste of college. And then we’ll transfer to a big school. We might try going to Rocklin Campus next semester for a bigger campus too. I’d miss the pond and the fish though.
What would be your moto in life?
I think I’d say, without struggle, there’s no progress. I was a cheerleader for 12 years, so I traveled all over, and I definitely struggled. I had a lot of practices. The practices were down in Roseville, so I had to commute five days a week.
Practices ran late, and I was gone on weekends—to Dallas, Florida, all over. There were a lot of mental challenges too, like doing a lot of flips at once. I had to miss a lot of school and had to keep up with everything. I couldn’t hang out with my friends all the time because I was always busy. I had to be disciplined.
I like to end on a fun question: if you won a million dollars what would you do?
I would probably buy a new car, a house, pay for college and use it for fun stuff.

Thanks Brittany and Tessa! We hope you had an amazing first semester.