Meet Katelyn Yamartino

Chapter: Alpha Mu Chapter (Univ. of Toledo)

About Katelyn

I am in my second professional year at the University of Connecticut. This is my fourth year in LKS and I am currently the President of Alpha Beta Chapter! I have previously been a Membership Educator and Social Committee Head. I attended the annual LKS Convention over the summer in Atlanta, Georgia.

What do you like to do in your free time? I currently work as a pharmacy intern at Village Pharmacy in Massachusetts. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love to read during any down-time I have and volunteer in my community. My Sophomore year I was able to travel to Lima, Peru to work with poor communities in various health clinics. I am fortunate enough to be a member of the Urban Service Track through my school. Through this program I have the opportunity to travel around Connecticut and provide medical services to underserved populations as a member of an inter-professional team. The

Why did you join LKS?

I joined LKS when I was a Freshman because I wanted to become more involved in a pharmacy-related organization. During the information sessions with the current members, I was amazed by how involved they were in both the school of pharmacy and the community. I also loved the idea of promoting women in pharmacy so I knew this was the organization I wanted to join! I was (and still am) impressed with the friendships created and the leadership opportunities provided through being a member of LKS.

Most memorable LKS experience?

My most memorable LKS experience was attending the convention in Atlanta over the summer. It was amazing to meet members from different pharmacy schools and share ideas on how to improve our chapters. I also liked meeting the alumni members and hearing about all of their accomplishments. I learned so much about how to build up a strong chapter, as well as how to become a great pharmacist. It was a great bonding experience for girls in my own chapter and I can’t wait to attend convention in Buffalo next summer!

Future career plans?

My career plan is to hopefully complete a residency and then work as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital.

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