UConn School of Pharmacy, Class of 2013
I was born in York, Pennsylvania, and raised in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, all in the same county! I am in my 3rd year of pharmacy school (5th year overall), with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy Studies.
What drew me to Urban Service Track was the opportunity for service, because I could tell everyone was doing it for the right reasons. Ever since I was little, my family has taught me to seek every opportunity to help those who needed it, whether it was volunteering at the soup kitchen, or creatively finding ways to pay our recently laid-off neighbor help us around the house. More importantly, I’ve always known that it’s never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Service is not about the credit. It’s not to flaunt or brag or put on your resume or CV. It’s about the connections you make with people and the lives that are changed for the better. With Urban Service Track, I have found a perfect way to integrate my love for people, my passion for healthcare, and the need for better, smarter team medicine for those who need it the most. I have been so fortunate to learn about other healthcare professionals and appreciate their knowledge and contributions to patient care. My goal in pharmacy is to always put the patient first. Through UST, I have found a way to do that, and to make lasting friendships along the way. Every time I see my fellow UST members and go to events, I just feel like this is how it?s supposed to be. I’m trying to soak up every moment of the teamwork and passion and take it into my profession in the future.