Meet Alexa Jense

Chapter: Alpha Mu Chapter (Univ. of Toledo)

About Alexa

This is my third year as a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma, and I am P2 in the PharmD program. At the end of this year, I will be graduating with a Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. After that, I have two years before I graduate with my PharmD! I am currently the President of Alpha Mu Chapter, and last year I was the recording secretary. I love serving my chapter and hope to continue serving on e-board next year. I attended the 2017 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, and it was an amazing experience. I can’t wait for Buffalo in 2018!

I currently work as a Resident Adviser on campus as well as a pharmacy intern at Meijer. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, fishing and any other outdoor activities. I also love to travel. This past winter break, I was able to attend a medical mission trip in Nicaragua. We treated almost 800 people and ensured they received the medical care they would not have had otherwise.

Why did you join LKS?

I was looking for a way to get involved on campus, but I also wanted to build life-long friendships while doing so. After attending one of the informational meetings, I decided that LKS was a great fit for me. All the sisters were extremely welcoming, and I was blown away by how dedicated and intelligent they all were. If I had never joined LKS, I would not have met a majority of my closest friends and so many other amazing women.

Most memorable LKS experience?

My most memorable LKS experience was attending the 2017 LKS Convention in Atlanta. Nine of our members were able to attend, and we were all amazed by how much we learned. We were able to take much of what we learned at Convention and apply it to our chapter. Attending Convention opened my eyes to the big picture of what LKS really is. It brought me closer to my sisters and made my passion for this organization even stronger. I look forward to attending next year and many others after that!

What are your career plans?

I plan to complete a residency in a hospital setting. My career goal is to work in a hospital, hopefully with a specialty in psychiatric. Working as a psychiatric pharmacist in the VA would be a dream come true.

Ricardo SilvaAlexa Jense