How did you feel when you found out you were chosen to be Kappa Psi’s brother of the month?
I felt honored to be Brother of the Month. It feels good knowing that my Brother’s appreciate the events have hosted and will be hosting throughout the semester.
What are you enjoying the most so far from being a Brother of Kappa Psi?
I am enjoying the overall Brotherhood of Kappa Psi. I love how we are all there for each other. I am excited to meet more Brother’s at Province and am looking forward to learning about the different chapters.
Kappa Psi Brother of the Month
Can you tell us about some of the on-going projects you are involved with in Kappa Psi?
I am the current Chaplain for Kappa Psi, so I am in charge of all the philanthropy events. The last event we hosted was at the Boys and Girls Club where we taught kids the importance of washing your hands. I feel like the kids had fun and it sounded like the Brothers did too. Our next event is Red Ribbon week at Susan B Anthony school where Brothers will talk about the importance of saying “No” to drugs. The final philanthropy event of the semester will be Bull Dog Pantry where Brother’s will help pass out food during the Thanksgiving holiday.
What is your current year in pharmacy school and what are you enjoying the most out of your classes? Is there a particular class you enjoy the most? Why?
I am currently a P2. I really love the friendships I have established with my colleagues. My favorite class this semester is Patient Care because it incorporates everything we learned in PDA and applies it to patient-care setting. Patient care is also a good refresher.
What initially made you interested to pursue a career in pharmacy?
Since I was little I always saw myself pursuing a career in healthcare as a way to give back to my community. I have shadowed other healthcare professions such as physical therapy and podiatry. I also volunteered in the NICU at Children’s Hospital for eight years. In addition, I loved my upper division classes in my undergraduate career including Anatomy, Physiology, and Immunology. I found it interesting how the body responds to the foreign substances that enter the human body.
Do you have any hobbies? What are your interest and/or how do you usually like to spend your free time?
Before I started pharmacy school my hobbies consisted of running, drawing, and participating in the musical arts. I still run at least five times a week as my stress reliever. I prefer to run in the morning because I feel good throughout the day knowing I got in a run. I run with my friends because it is nice to have company.
What is an interesting fact or story about you that many people don’t know?
I was never a runner until I my first year of high school. Before I used to play volleyball and basketball. Although I was fast for my age group, I never considered joining track or cross-country because I didn’t like running. The relationship I have with running is still 50/50. After graduating high school, I continued to run because I was afraid of the freshman 15-20 that all college students talked about. To no one’s surprise I still manage to find time to run no matter how early.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Volunteering in the NICU made me develop a passion for the pediatrics side of healthcare. I see myself working in a hospital, especially in a children’s hospital. I also plan on having a Golden Retriever, Labrador, or German Shepard so I can take him or her for a run. Haha.
Share a quote you like or a mantra that you live by.
One of my favorite quotes comes from the song, Hall of Fame, by The Script. The song came out my last year of high school. I would listen to it at least three times before every cross-country and track race because it reminded me that anything is possible and the only thing standing in between you and your dreams is yourself. The quotes goes “You can go the distance, you can run the mile…. You can throw your hands up, you can beat the clock. You can move mountains, you can break rocks.”