LKS spotlights student and alumni members that are making a difference in their chapters, in their communities, and in the field of pharmacy.
Tell us about yourself: (school, chapter, work, hobbies, LKS activities, meetings attended)
I am a P3 student at Wilkes University in the Alpha Phi chapter. Hobbies of mine include biking, kayaking, fishing, and playing pickleball. I am the current recruitment chair of my chapter. I have been an active LKS member since my P1 year, and in my future, I have an interest in pursuing a role as a clinical pharmacist.
Which of our core values (sisterhood, leadership, service, scholarship and integrity) do you feel you most strongly represent and how?
I feel I most strongly represent the core value of sisterhood. As recruitment chair, sisterhood is a very important value we present to the potential new members. We show them the benefits of a strong support system within LKS, both scholastically and emotionally. Each year, so many lifelong bonds are formed within the chapter, and it all starts with recruitment.
I am excited to attend the upcoming American Chemical Society National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA and to present my research alongside another LKS member of my chapter, Kiersten Wiedwald. I am also very excited to gain clinical experience while on my APPE rotations next year.
My favorite chapter tradition is attending the LKS banquet every year. It is a great way to see alumni and P4 members of the chapter, as well as appreciate the work of the e-board for that year. We always have so much fun and it is an event I look forward to each year.
Who do you see as your role model in LKS and why?
My role model in LKS is my current chapter advisor, Dr. Letitia Warunek. She is always so positive, outgoing and supportive. She genuinely embodies each core value of LKS and is a determined faculty member at Wilkes University. I look up to her and I always value her advice and guidance.
I am excited to be a lamb for life so I can continue to make connections with those around me. I wear a LKS pin on my white coat, and it starts so many conversations, whether I am at work, volunteering in the community, or attending class functions. I am also excited to continue to watch the progression of my chapter and see the amazing things my sisters have been able to accomplish.