Chapter: Alpha Nu Chapter (University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy)
Number of years in LKS: 3
Please provide a brief summary of pharmacy school activities/organizations, including involvement in LKS. If you are an alumni member, please include your current job and professional activities.
o Currently 2nd Vice President planning an event called HOPE Gala to raise money for Project HOPE
o Previously Chaplain and planned all community outreach events/service projects for the chapter
- Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy Leadership Society)
o Leadership Course Co-Chair – planning small group-led discussions for the leadership course in our curriculum for the second year students
- UK HealthCare Intern Program – ambulatory branch
- Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students (KAPS)
o Our umbrella organization for APhA, ASHP, and NCPA
o Previously Faith Pharmacy Chair – coordinated volunteers for a charitable pharmacy in Lexington and planned a student-ran dinner and silent auction to raise money for Faith Pharmacy
o Give presentations with the GenRx and OTC Medication Safety committees at local middle schools for Red Ribbon Week
What does receiving an educational grant mean to you?
Receiving an educational grant meant that I had extra money to pursue something to enhance my studies that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to do. I was able to use the grant money to supplement a study abroad/medical mission trip to Ecuador. I can honestly say that this was a life-changing experience, and I have LKS to thank for it!
What drew you to join LKS?
I joined LKS because I wanted to develop relationships with like-minded women while doing good and having fun in the process. I really looked up to the older members of our chapter when I was a first year, so I knew I wanted to soak up all of the knowledge that they had to offer and follow in their footsteps.
What is your favorite LKS memory?
I have a lot of great memories from LKS, but I have to say that one of my favorites was when our chapter went to an organization called The Nest, a safe place for education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. For Halloween, we dressed up in costumes and went to carve pumpkins and play with the kiddos in the daycare. The children latched on to us, and we had so much fun just being big kids and leaving the stress of pharmacy school on the back burner for a short time.
What are your hobbies?
- Being outside – hammocking, walking in the Arboretum
What are 3 fun facts about you?
1) Hannah Montana the Movie was filmed mostly in my hometown and I was an extra in it.
2) I LOVE skydiving and rollercoasters, but hate ropes courses.
3) People tell me I am an old soul.