RxAmbassadors

Group photo of th 2019-2020 PharmD student anbassadors

Ever wonder what it is like in a day of a life of a PittPharmacy student? Have questions about how to get into the program? Do you want a tour of Salk Hall? RxAmbassadors are here to help you with all of that and more! RxAmbassadors are a group of student pharmacists dedicated to helping you on your path to becoming part of the PittPharmacy community.

Our RxAmbassadors come from a variety of backgrounds and all have different areas of interest. Join us for a virtual visit and chat with an RxAmbassador! Information on PittPharmacy’s virtual Friday 5:00 pm visits can be found here, but please feel free to reach out via email to any of the RxAmbassadors listed below.


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  • Maria Arlia
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/aLlmVnjzbVg
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School: North Hills High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy provides their students with an endless amount of opportunities to learn and explore the field of pharmacy. Even in the first year of pharmacy school, you have the ability to interact with patients and work in the community. I am a proud Pittsburgh native, and am looking forward to personalizing my education throughout my time at PittPharmacy. Hail to Pitt!
  • Email Address: mfa34@pitt.edu

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  • Alexander Aubin
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Dartmouth, MA
  • High School: Dartmouth High School
  • Favorite Class: Top Drugs
  • Why PittPharmacy: When searching for pharmacy schools I was initially drawn to the city of Boston, but late in the process, decided to branch out and gave Pittsburgh a chance. My dad recommend another school, but I was drawn to PittPharmacy because the accessibility to many healthcare and research facilities. Though I was close to not coming to Pitt, I could not be more glad with my choice! I have an incredible appreciation for both our faculty and their passion to help students personalize their education and network within the profession of pharmacy.
  • Email Address: aja68@pitt.edu

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  • Hailey Baxter
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA
  • High School: Pocono Mountain East High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy immediately showed me all the different opportunities possible with a pharmacy degree, and I'm still learning more!
  • Email Address: HAB111@pitt.edu

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  • Jack Corey
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/tw-y7I15TlI
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Chandler, AZ
  • High School: Arizona College Preparatory
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy gives you the opportunity to truly shape your own education through a tight-knit student body and faculty, as well as Special Topics and student organizations. You also get to live in the city of Pittsburgh, which is incredible when you are from somewhere very suburban like Chandler, Arizona.
  • Email Address: joc150@pitt.edu

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  • Bethany Corry
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • High School: Greece Athena High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose Pitt initially because of the city campus and proximity to so many medical centers. When I toured the pharmacy school, the faculty and students I met with were so nice and welcoming that it was easy to picture myself here. I also liked that PittPharmacy offers me the chance to personalize my education through areas of concentration, special topics, electives and more.
  • Email Address: bec82@pitt.edu

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  • Amanda Cremeans
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Orlando, FL
  • High School: Evans High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I always wanted to be a pharmacist and knew that I wanted to come to Pitt. Originally, reputation and prestige attracted me to PittPharmacy and our program certainly earns the honor of such esteem. Of course it helps that I absolutely fell in love with this city! PittPharmacy has so much more to offer. Direct patient care within the first few weeks of classes, a first semester course taught by our Dean, and world-renowned experts in our classrooms, are a few examples of what makes Pitt such a special place! We also have an absolutely stellar Admissions Team so don't hesitate to call or stop by - you will not regret making that connection.
  • Email Address: amc303@pitt.edu

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  • Daniel Dahmer
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/AxOH9m_GzOU
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Pottstown, PA
  • High School: Owen J. Roberts High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharamcy because I went to Pitt for my undergraduate courses and loved the school and campus. I was intrigued most by how involved the faculty are with the students and the amount of opportunities there are to personalize your education.
  • Email Address: dcd22@pitt.edu

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  • Kailey Davies
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Scranton, PA
  • High School: Tunkhannock Area High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because I felt welcomed into a family. PittPharmacy wants their students to succeed and they provide endless opportunities to do so. Whether its through personalizing my education or getting involved on campus, I know I will find the right career in pharmacy for me through Pitt.
  • Email Address: Kad172@pitt.edu

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  • Sammie Freiter
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Dunstable, MA
  • High School: Groton-Dunstable High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: Pitt as a whole felt so welcoming when I toured, and there were so many opportunities to get involved on campus. PittPharmacy has world-renowned faculty and so many ways to personalize my education, so I knew Pitt would be the best choice for my pharmacy career and college experience.
  • Email Address: sef80@pitt.edu

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  • Lindsey Gibbon
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Reading, PA
  • High School: Wilson High School West Lawn
  • Favorite Class: Dosage Forms Compounding Lab
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy due to its outstanding reputation as well as the abundance of educational resources and opportunities provided by the staff and nearby medical facilities. These resources allow each student to personalize their education in order to fit their interests and relate to their desired career path within the pharmacy field.
  • Email Address: lmg120@pitt.edu

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  • Bunly Heng
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/IzXVseQgmlI
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Cambodia
  • High School: Pannasastra International School
  • Favorite Class: Biochemistry
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose Pittpharmacy because the program is the best in the state and the faculty members are very supportive. The classroom environment allows students and professors to participate in collaborative conversations. Pitt also has a culture of listening, which encourage students to express their opinion.
  • Email Address: buh5@pitt.edu

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  • Jaccie Hisashima
  • Year: P3
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/aSm7dhUIfpU
  • Hometown: Haiku, HI
  • High School: King Kekaulike High School
  • Favorite Class: Biochemistry
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because I wanted a change in scenery and knew I had to take advantage of the numerous opportunities the program has to offer. Although I'm far from home, new things are fun and I am so happy with this decision! 
  • Email Address: jth73@pitt.edu

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  • Casey Holliday
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA
  • High School: Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School
  • Favorite Class: Cardiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because I love the atmosphere at Pitt, and the help from faculty gives its students. The school gives endless opportunities to personalize your own education making it easier to find what you are passionate about.
  • Email Address: cmh187@pitt.edu

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  • Megan Hutar
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Durham, NH
  • High School: Oyster River High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: The passion for the program, faculty, and extracurricular organizations shown by past and current Pitt Pharmacy students led me to choose this school.
  • Email Address: mmh119@pitt.edu

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  • Merlyn John
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/O2iZ3f_Tzzw
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Long Island, NY
  • High School: Sewanhaka High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because of all the opportunities when touring campus! I was excited to explore and live in a new area as well as discover what my path would look like after pharmacy school. So many of the professors have introduced me to so many career paths that weren't even on my radar 4 years ago. I'm always amazed at how much I can personalize my education here at Pitt, and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else!
  • Email Address: mej68@pitt.edu

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  • Amanda Kan
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/_gVgszeTCXo
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Conshohocken, PA
  • High School: Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I knew PittPharmacy was the right path for me after learning about the abundance of direct patient encounters and personalized opportunities to grow. I’m so grateful to be attending the top pharmacy school in the state where both faculty and students go out of their way to help each other succeed.
  • Email Address: amk286@pitt.edu

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  • Ryan Kasper
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Mt. Laurel, NJ
  • High School: Lenape High School
  • Favorite Class: Cardiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy for a few reasons - I really love the staff that personally helped me when I was a junior in high school and that really gave me a good impression of the school. Then, the students that I met affirmed my feeling that Pitt would be a great fit for me! Not to mention, the amazing faculty, wide range of research opportunities, and the reputation and rank that PittPharmacy has! It was a no brainer for me.
  • Email Address: ryk10@pitt.edu

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  • Christina Kazarov
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/0jbjmAriM6A
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Feasterville, PA.
  • High School: George School
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Why PittPharmacy: I like that PittPharamcy teaches about a wide variety of fields for pharmacists. I also enjoy the amount of group work because it teaches interprofessional communication, an important skill in the filed of pharmacy.
  • Email Address: clk114@pitt.edu

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  • Josephine Kim
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/NUW8w9BLBU8
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA
  • High School: Stroudsburg High School
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because this program has provided me with many unique opportunities to personalize my education and develop as a professional. Within the first year, students are able to participate in electives, special topics, and research. As one of the most prestigious pharmacy schools in the country, Pitt provides an excellent education by incorporating direct patient care in the first semesters of the program.
  • Email Address: jyk10@pitt.edu

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  • Vincent Knecht
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/o8dwo0oVcCM
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Friedens, PA
  • High School: Somerset Area High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharamcy because of the numerous opportunities the curriculum has to offer to personalize your education. I knew that I would be getting direct patient care experience throughout the entire program and have an edge when applying to clinical residency programs after I graduate.
  • Email Address: vrk16@pitt.edu

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  • Madison Kornides
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/R_rO6hTWseM
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Latrobe, PA
  • High School: Greater Latrobe Senior High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because I was amazed at all of the opportunities students have to personalize their education as they progress. As one of the top pharmacy schools, PittPharmacy was a place I knew would help me grow as a professional and become confident in myself and my skills as a prospective pharmacist. The faculty also impressed me as they are invested in helping students excel, and all very passionate about their respective fields.
  • Email Address: mrk92@pitt.edu

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  • Eric Lee
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Syosset, PA
  • High School: Syosset High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmaceutical Patient Care - Top Drugs
  • Why PittPharmacy: The supportive culture from the faculty and staff felt genuine during my interview here. I find PittPharmacy' s greatest strength in letting students personalize their education to be very empowering.
  • Email Address: ejl54@pitt.edu

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  • Jules Lee
  • Jules Lee
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/c7yWYHUY38w
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Radnor, PA
  • High School: Radnor High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: The ability to personalize your education and the emphasis the faculty puts on helping students find their own niche and passion within the broad field of pharmacy was what made PittPharmacy my #1 choice. The rigorous yet manageable curriculum keeps me challenged but still gives me time outside of school to explore the city with friends, go to football games, and get involved in a variety of organizations! Overall, this school has given me such incredible opportunities to shape my dream career as a pharmacist, as well as time to make genuine friendships and connections throughout my journey and I could not be happier with my decision - H2PittPharmacy!
  • Email Address: jil232@pitt.edu

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  • Sydney Lee
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Perkasie, PA
  • High School: Pennridge High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose Pitt Pharmacy because I loved Pitt's campus, they were highly ranked academically, and everyone in the area seemed so kind and earnest! Pitt's energy was the best of any school I visited, they had the best PharmD program of any school I looked at.
  • Email Address: Sll70@pitt.edu

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  • Victoria Lee
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/CNzBeF__Tv0
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Merion Station, PA
  • High School: Lower Merion High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy provides an amazing community of classmates, professors and healthcare professionals. When I first visited Salk hall, everyone was so genuine and passionate. I knew I would belong and create ever-lasting relationships. PittPharmacy is all about providing for others and making their students successful through rigorous coursework, ample opportunities, and live practicums. I am thrilled to be a part of this family!
  • Email Address: vbl3@pitt.edu

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  • Emily Leung
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School: Northgate High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because the faculty, staff, and students were so helpful and welcoming during the application and admissions process. I am a transfer student, so this was very important to me when choosing a pharmacy program. Additionally, PittPharmacy offers students many opportunities to personalize their education and is a very competitive program. H2P!
  • Email Address: erl81@pitt.edu

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  • Ruth Li
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Collegeville, PA
  • High School: Methacton High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: Not only did the idea of personalizing my education really appeal to me, but I was blown away with how engaging and supportive the faculty was. I felt really welcomed here and I know I will be able to find out what Pharmacy path is right for me by utilizing the many resources and opportunities that PittPharmacy offers.
  • Email Address: rwl22@pitt.edu

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  • Alina Liang
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/IR-CQhNK36Y
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA
  • High School: Garnet Valley High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Why PittPharmacy: What really drew me to PittPharamcy was the numerous opportunities to personalize my education in ways that align with my professional interests. There are unique ways to conduct research, engage in special topics and elective courses, and become students leaders here at Pitt. The school's focus on direct patient care and emphasis in experiential learning teaches student pharmacists how to provide the best possible care for their patients. I love being part of a school where professors take the time to make student success a priority. I truly believe PittPharmacy has prepared me with the resources and opportunities to pursue my professional aspirations in pharmacy!
  • Email Address: all172@pitt.edu

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  • Dini Lin
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • High School: Marion L. Steele High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: Pitt has been my number one choice since freshmen year in high school. I am impressed by how welcoming and supportive the Pitt Pharmacy faculties and students were when I participated in the PIER program during my first year at Pitt. I love how Pitt Pharmacy makes you feel like you are a part of the family, and they will always provide the best resources to help their students succeed.
  • Email Address: Dil30@pitt.edu

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  • Kathryn Makay
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: North Huntingdon, PA
  • High School: Norwin Senior High School
  • Favorite Class: Dosage Form Design & Delivery Lab
  • Why PittPharmacy: Since day one, the PittPharmacy family has always had my back. This community is one where everyone is provided ample opportunities and encouraged to make their education about themselves. The faulty and staff care about your aspirations just as much as you do, and they will take the time to make sure you achieve those dreams!
  • Email Address: kam470@pitt.edu

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  • Phillip Mathew
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/UGAB3bC3l8A
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: West Chester, PA
  • High School: West Chester East High School
  • Favorite Class: Dosage Forms and Design
  • Why PittPharmacy: I want to help patients understand their medications and help other students move toward their pharmacy goals. PittPharmacy provides me with the resources I need to personalize my pharmacy career.
  • Email Address: ptm18@pitt.edu

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  • Lauren Maurer
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/WXY-DYCpTJM
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Doylestown, PA
  • High School: Central Bucks East High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because the program has so many experiences to offer both in and outside of the curriculum. Not to mention, Pittsburgh has so many medical centers, and the city presents itself with so many opportunities as a growing pharmacist!
  • Email Address: lrm71@pitt.edu

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  • Katie McGraw
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: North Granby, CT
  • High School: St. Joseph's Catholic Academy
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: The faculty and staff were very welcoming when I had my tour and I felt right at home when I walked into Salk Hall for the first time. PittPharmacy has so many successful alumni which gives you the opportunity to work in any field of pharmacy you are interested in.
  • Email Address: kem255@pitt.edu

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  • Julianne Mercer
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/F3bqm3nVqm4
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • High School: Uniondale High School
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy provides endless opportunities to personalize your education and characterize your journey as a future pharmacist. These aspects are some of the many unique and exciting qualities that attracted me to the program. It's amazing how much is offered. Hail to Pitt!
  • Email Address: jam486@pitt.edu

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  • Victoria Miklus
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/Sy_2JhebjiY
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
  • High School: Cherry Hill High School, West
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because of the various opportunities to utilize direct patient care skills, even within the first year of school. I also was impressed by the ability to personalize my education toward my interests.
  • Email Address: vvm5@pitt.edu

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  • Ian Montelius
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Jim Thorpe, PA
  • High School: Jim Thorpe High School
  • Favorite Class: Foundations of Biology 2
  • Why PittPharmacy: When I was in the college hunting process, my main priority was to find a school with a great pharmacy program and to branch out a lot from my small hometown. PittPharmacy allowed me to do both of these things, and so much more! I am starting a very personalized education with faculty and staff that are always willing to help me succeed. I hope to enter the career of hospital pharmacy or pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Email Address: iwm7@pitt.edu

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  • Ethan Nguyen
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/ppO94okv8eg
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Harleysville, PA
  • High School: Souderton Area High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because the field of pharmacy is constantly growing and this program does a great job in making sure that we are up to date with the latest changes and advances. By being allowed to personalize my education, I can enhance my knowledge and skillset to better fit a pharmacy career of my choice and become an overall better candidate for residencies and jobs. As someone who is interested in working in a hospital setting, it also helps that the school has close ties with a fantastic health system like UPMC.
  • Email Address: eln37@pitt.edu

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  • Kimberly Pelgrim
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Oceanside, NY
  • High School: Oceanside High School
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Actions
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because of the opportunity to tailor my education towards my interests and passions. There are so many routes that a person can take with a PharmD degree and PittPharmacy has already exposed me to so much more than I could have imagined. From my journey in pharmacy school so far, I have created a goal to study an area of concentration in pediatrics which will allow me to stand out when I apply to residency programs.
  • Email Address: kjt30@pitt.edu

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  • Abby Perriello
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Collegeville, PA
  • High School: Methacton High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: When I toured colleges in high school, I was drawn to Pitt because of how many resources the school and city have to offer. As a PittPharmacy student, you have so many opportunities to do research, explore special topics, intern in a variety of different settings, and work on cool assignments in class. While my experience with PittPharmacy has only taken place during the pandemic, I have still learned and experienced so much! I know that I will be prepared to work as a pharmacist one day with the education that I am receiving here.
  • Email Address: amp307@pitt.edu

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  • Rachel Qian
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/6XqGLsgWLZA
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Germantown, MD
  • High School: Poolesville High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because of the wide variety of opportunities and connections available to help guide me in the achievement of my career goals. The faculty care about their students and provide unique, hands-on learning experiences, especially focused on patient care. With these valuable resources, I knew that I would be prepared for a rewarding pharmacist career!
  • Email Address: rsq1@pitt.edu

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  • Rena Reid
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/VSMA3JUK-zc
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • High School: Brighton High School
  • Favorite Class: Seminar in Composition: Diversity
  • Why PittPharmacy: Attending Pitt for undergrad further confirmed that the University of Pittsburgh is the right school for me. It provided resources, clubs, and organizations that I loved being apart of. I made friends with amazing faculty, staff, and administrators. It is not only about the curriculum and opportunities, but it is also the people; both faculty and students, that created an atmosphere where I was supported and able to grow as a young woman.
  • Email Address: rsr39@pitt.edu

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  • Kenneth Richardson
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/5wfFCPX1mT4
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Harlem, GA
  • High School: Harlem High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: Attending pharmacy school as an out-of-state student, PittPharmacy has been the best decision. After my interview and tour of the school, I was very drawn to the family culture of the students and faculty as well as the myriad of extraordinary learning opportunities PittPharmacy provides to position you to grow into the Doctor of Pharmacy you want to become. Whatever your interests or goals may be, PittPharmacy has access to resources and connections to personalize your experience and succeed in your career after graduation.
  • Email Address: kjr68@pitt.edu

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  • Grace Rong
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/J4Dm68v6N_A
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Chalfont, PA
  • High School: Central Bucks High School South
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacokinetics and Drug Response
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharamcy because of the numerous resources and opportunities available to pursue my future career. I attended Pitt as an undergraduate for four years and fell I love with the city and the people. From my experiences, I was confident that I would be able to continue my personalized education and reach my highest potentials.
  • Email Address: grr19@pitt.edu

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  • Carolyn Ross
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Rockville Centre, New York
  • High School: South Side High School
  • Favorite Class: Dosage Form Design & Delivery Lab
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because the of all of the unique opportunities available to personalize my education and how welcomed I felt from the very first tour when I was in high school. When I visited Pittsburgh for the first time and saw how many hospitals and community pharmacies were around, that appealed to me because I felt there would be many opportunities to learn outside of the classroom which I have found to be true!
  • Email Address: car163@pitt.edu

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  • Ilane Saad
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/6bXMu9dA2RU
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Mt. Lebanon, PA
  • High School: Mt. Lebanon High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: The vast career options and being able to provide patient care attracted me to PittPharamcy!
  • Email Address: ils8@pitt.edu

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  • Margaret Schmidt
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/y15dPD59uWk
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Belle Vernon, PA
  • High School: Belle Vernon Area High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I have been a huge Pitt fan my entire life and upon discovering that Pitt had one of the top pharmacy programs in the nation, it seemed like a no-brainer to choose PittPharmacy. Upon touring the school, I quickly became aware of all of the incredible opportunities and experiences that both Pitt and PittPharmacy would give me. Reflecting back on that decision, I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity and can confidently say that choosing Pitt was the best decision of my life.
  • Email Address: mts91@pitt.edu

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  • Anna Shuber
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Irwin, PA
  • High School: Norwin Senior High School
  • Favorite Class: Dosage Form Design & Delivery Lab
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy instantly felt like home the first time I visited; I loved how personable everyone was and how quickly I felt welcomed. The classes are always interesting, the teaching staff truly cares about the students, and I never get bored with all the clubs and activities.
  • Email Address: ars275@pitt.edu

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  • Subanky Sivagnanalingam
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/CdbPHzvhX0E
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Rochester, NY
  • High School: Brighton High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy leads in innovation and student engagement in the field of pharmacy. You can essentially create your individual pharmacy career and take unique classes with distinguished faculty at the school. Being with PittPharmacy students and staff has truly been a remarkable journey so far and I'm looking forward to the next two years at Pitt!
  • Email Address: sus112@pitt.edu

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  • Catherine Smith
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/NBHv2mEi4oY
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Stow, MA
  • High School: Nashoba Regional High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose Pitt Pharmacy for the amazing people and opportunities the school has! This is a perfect starting point for a career in any field of pharmacy so the possibilities are truly endless!
  • Email Address: cms330@pitt.edu

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  • Yu Hyeon Soh
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
  • High School: Jinseon Girl's High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy provides a great prestigious program, lectures, and practices for patient care. Also, the opportunity to personalize my education by ARCO, electives, and special topics. The welcoming atmosphere at Pitt and the faculty always amaze me.
  • Email Address: yus81@pitt.edu

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  • Maria Spielberger
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/WHDZc6ft6Ts
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Collegeville, PA
  • High School: Villa Maria Academy High School
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because of the welcoming and supportive faculty, emphasis on direct patient care, and the numerous opportunities to personalize my education. With so many career options as a pharmacist, PittPharmacy allows students to explore their specific interests through pharmacy organizations, special topics, research, and connections with alumni. Hail to Pitt!
  • Email Address: mgs71@pitt.edu

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  • Erika Thomas
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/KNDBLJ29y7A
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • High School: Madeira High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacokinetics
  • Why PittPharmacy: I knew I wanted to go to pharmacy school when I was a junior in high school, so I started looking at programs in Ohio. However, I wanted to have a proper undergraduate experience (a few schools have a 0-6 program where you start pharmacy classes right away) and be able to complete school quickly, so I visited Pitt! I really enjoyed the programming the school provided and all the opportunities the city had to offer, so PittPharmacy absolutely was the best fit for me.
  • Email Address: ert39@pitt.edu

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  • Riya Tipnis
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Downingtown, PA
  • High School: Downingtown STEM Academy
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: When I decided on pharmacy in high school, the first school I toured and learned about was Pitt Pharmacy. I loved the tight-knit community, individualized experiences, innovative research, and many opportunities for direct patient care. I was so excited listening to pharmacy students talk about their career goals. Combined with how highly rated Pitt's pharmacy program is, I knew PittPharmacy was the place for me.
  • Email Address: rat73@pitt.edu

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  • Michelle Trinh
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/rCZc10Trxc4
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Hatfield, PA
  • High School: North Penn High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy offers so many unique opportunities to personalize your education from ARCOs to special topics to research. I also love how incredible and supportive the faculty members are as they are always willing to help you follow any passions or interests you have. I knew that coming here would help me develop into the passionate pharmacist I aspire to be.
  • Email Address: mlt76@pitt.edu

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  • Nicholas Truong
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/NO-8P9iRqz0
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Allentown, PA
  • High School: Emmaus High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because of the countless opportunities and connections the school offers. PittPharmacy provides its students with a world-class education where I can personalize my education to become the respected, professional pharmacist I've always dreamed of becoming. The faculty and staff are so knowledgeable and supportive. I've always wanted to interact directly with patients and make a positive impact on their health. From the very first semester in PittPharmacy I was able to participate in direct patient care activates, which helped me develop the necessary skills I need to advance my professional career. I fell in love immediately when I visited the school and knew PittPharmacy was going to be my future home.
  • Email Address: ntt8@pitt.edu

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  • Travis VanOtterloo
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/uzDbmcC8JKE
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Fayetteville, AK
  • High School: Fravette High School
  • Favorite Class: Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: PittPharmacy has been known as one of the top schools since they opened! The opportunity for research with professors and the copious amounts of professional organizations available to students provides ample opportunities to personalize my pharmacy education.
  • Email Address: tjv25@pitt.edu

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  • Annie Weyand
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/ZBcwuMdD3kc
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Phoenixville, PA
  • High School: Bishop Shanahan High School
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacist Patient Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because I wanted to attend a nationally recognized, highly ranked pharmacy program, that would help me personalize my education and give me opportunities to grow as a professional. Here at PittPharmacy, the faculty truly care about their students and do everything to ensure we become successful. In addition, the program allows first year students to immediately begin getting experience within the community and interacting with patients. Not only did I fall in love with the city of Pittsburgh during my undergrad here, but I also enjoy how the location of the pharmacy school is so close to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) facilities. Overall, I love how the program values teamwork, a hands-on approach to learning, and the success of each individual student! Could not be happier with my decision to attend PittPharmacy!
  • Email Address: aew66@pitt.edu

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  • Catherine Wymer
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/4vub1qi34W0
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Butler, PA
  • High School: Knoch High School
  • Favorite Class: Cardiology
  • Why PittPharmacy: I am excited to be a part of PittPharmacy because of the many unique educational and extracurricular activities available to students, even as a first year pharmacy student. Students are able to personalize their education to align with their interests by participating in area of concentrations, special topics, patient care competitions, mentored research projects, and more. The faculty of PittPharmacy are very accessible and do everything they can to help each individual student succeed.
  • Email Address: cew50@pitt.edu

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  • Aarti Zaver
  • Watch my video: https://youtu.be/Hd8KMfLZ3oI
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Carlisle, PA
  • High School: Cumberland Valley High School
  • Favorite Class: Non-Prescription Therapies and Self-Care
  • Why PittPharmacy: When I was considering different pharmacy schools, PittPharmacy stood out because it has a unique mission of innovation, inclusion, and interactivity that intrigued me immediately. I loved hearing about the diverse student projects within the School of Pharmacy because it showed me the value faculty and staff have for student ideas and voices. There is culture of constant change and improvement in all aspects of the school which is one of the main reasons why I chose PittPharmacy. I continue to be amazed every year as a student and I am proud to be part of the PittPharmacy community!
  • Email Address: arz6@pitt.edu

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  • Devon Zheng
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Bellwood, PA
  • High School: Bellwood-Antis High School
  • Favorite Class: Principle of Drug Action
  • Why PittPharmacy: I chose PittPharmacy because of the support I received from the faculty and staff members that empowered me to personalize my education. As one of the most prestigious pharmacy programs in the nation, PittPharmacy continues to impress me by their continuous support for their students through innovation, opportunities, and personalized education.
  • Email Address: dez14@pitt.edu

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