I am a P2 (class of 2020) student at the University of Toledo in Ohio. During the summer, I work in a dementia facility at a nursing home in the Cleveland area, where my love for geriatric patients began.
I joined Lambda Kappa Sigma in the fall of 2014. In 2016, I served as my chapter’s social chair, planning events that could increase our chapter’s value of sisterhood. Now I am one of the recruitment chairs. I couldn’t be more excited about guiding potential new members through their recruitment journey. In 2017, I attended my first LKS Convention in Atlanta. Words cannot describe how inspiring the experience was!
As far as my hobbies go, I was a gymnast for 16 years, so the majority of my hobbies include being active. I love working out, going camping, walking the beach, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and spending too much time on Pinterest.
Why did you join LKS?
Every college freshman is highly encouraged to join an organization and get involved. When I first heard about LKS, I knew it would be the perfect balance. I would be able to make friends with similar values, be part of something bigger and make a difference, while still keeping a major focus on my studies. It wasn’t until after I joined that I realized how many other perks LKS offered, such as sisters for life, best friends, networking and leadership opportunities, experiential hours, a pharmacy family throughout college, and much more!
Most memorable LKS experience?
Convention was a major highlight. However, my most memorable experience within my chapter would have to be my recruitment week. I just remember becoming more and more excited each day. The girls were all so inviting, caring, friendly, encouraging and easy to talk to. I loved being able to talk to all the active members and form relationships with each of them. I specifically remember talking to Alexis, who later became my Big, mentor and a life-long friend. After recruitment week, I knew I had found the right place for me.
What are your career plans?
I’m highly fortunate to live in the Cleveland area where there are so many outstanding hospitals and healthcare systems for me to hopefully work at after graduation/ residencies. As I mentioned above, I have a passion for geriatrics. However, I am not sure exactly what my future holds quite yet.