I’m from Bangor, Maine, and in my third professional year at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. I am currently President of Alpha Beta Chapter and previously was New Member Educator and Community Service Committee heads. I serve on the national LKS Award and Nomination Committee, where I am working on the new collegiate of the year awards. I have attended the last three annual LKS Conventions, and this past Convention I served as delegate for my chapter.
I work as an intern for Rite Aid Pharmacy. In my free time, I like to be involved in organizations that allow me to volunteer with the community. I was the spring break coordinator for Habitat for Humanity last year and have gone on three alternative breaks in college. When I am home from school, I spend my time with my family and friends. I also try to spend as much time as I can outside by the lake and hiking in the summer.
Why did you join LKS?
As a freshman, I was looking to join an organization that would not only enhance my leadership skills but also provide me with lifelong friendships. I immediately knew LKS was the right organization for me. Through LKS, I was able to meet older sisters I knew I could always look up to for advice and guidance. LKS made me feel like home in the School of Pharmacy even as a pre-pharmacy student. The sisters made me feel comfortable to step up and be very involved my first year of LKS. Now as an older sister, I’m able to pass down knowledge to our younger members to help them grow and to encourage them to step into leadership roles.
Most memorable LKS experience?
My most memorable LKS experience was attending my first Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. Although I loved being involved in my chapter, going to Convention opened my eyes to just how big LKS is. I was able to meet some of our wonderful alumni members and was so impressed with how involved they were in LKS and the field of pharmacy. At each Convention, I look forward to hearing more achievements my sisters have made.
What are your career plans?
My career plan is to work in community pharmacy and to become a pharmacy manager. working with patients on improving their health on a daily basis. I am excited to use the information I learn on rotations next year to expand my community pharmacy practice and to expand the services available to the patients.