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Student Spotlight: Meet Samantha Clevenstine!

LKS spotlights student and alumni members that are making a difference in their chapters, in their communities, and in the field of pharmacy.
School/Chapter: Xi Chapter (University of Rhode Island)  
 
About me:
 
My name is Samantha Clevenstine and I am a P2 at the University of Rhode Island College of pharmacy. This is my fourth year as a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma. I am currently the vice president of Xi Chapter and was a professional committee chair last year. I have attended the past two conventions and I am so excited for Milwaukee this year! I work at Walgreens as a pharmacy intern and I also waitress for a local restaurant at home in Pennsylvania. In my free time, I enjoy running, going to the beach and spending time with friends and family.
 
Why did you join LKS?:
 
I joined LKS my freshman year of college because my roommate convinced me to go to the first meeting.  I was initially scared to join and afraid this was not the organization for me. After the first meeting, I knew that LKS was the perfect place to make friends in pharmacy school and develop leadership skills I did not even know I had. I’m beyond thankful I joined LKS!
 
Most memorable LKS experience:
 
My most memorable LKS experience was my first convention in Atlanta, Georgia. I was given the opportunity to present at Lamb talks with two other sisters from my chapter. Public speaking is not one of my strengths and I never thought that I would speak at a national convention. This presentation gave me confidence to run for leadership positions within my chapter.
 
Career plans:   
 
As of now, I’m still unsure what path of pharmacy I would like to pursue. I have always had an interest in pediatrics and working with people. I’m looking forward to finding my future career in the next few years of school and during my rotations.
Lambda Kappa SigmaStudent Spotlight: Meet Samantha Clevenstine!