Christa Favot grew up in Sudbury, proudly attending R.L. Beattie P.S. and Lo-Ellen Park S.S., where she made lifelong friends, and had caring and encouraging teachers and mentors who influenced both her career trajectory and her pursuit of her interests. Her lifelong enthusiasm for portraiture, working with her hands, and science converged in a 1997 60 Minutes biography about a Brazilian surgeon, which led her to the specialized surgical area of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Both education and outdoor adventure have taken Christa to a broad spectrum of longitude, latitude and altitude. She is always excited to return home to Sudbury.
Q: What’s the number one thing you are working toward that you haven’t yet accomplished?
A: One of my top goals is to grow my involvement with a diverse group of young people in our region by helping them find and work towards their passion. I am building a platform and helping grow a community to mentor youth and provide tools to kindle their interests, specifically through exposure to unconventional careers and life experiences born from an education in science or engineering.
Q: What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?
A: Resigning myself to slow down and enjoy the present moment.
Q: What are 3 things you can’t live without?
A: Philosophically: creativity. Materially: a pencil.
Romantically: my family.
Q: What would be the theme song of your life?
A: “The Köln Concert” by Keith Jarret
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The moments of feeling connectedness with a patient or their family, where they understand they are cared about and that solving their problem is my passion.