What first got you interested in your field of choice?
Ever since I was young, I have always wanted to work in health care. Growing up, medications and how they "magically" treat people became an interest of mine. As I progressed through school and especially in the biological sciences, I learned more and more about the field of pharmacy.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
I came from a low-income family and was the first person in my family to get a college degree and pursue a doctorate. Balancing full-time school with full-time work and coaching was a tough challenge, but I am happy that I was able to get an education and contribute to my family financially at the same time.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
From my very first interaction with KGI's faculty members and staff, I was astonished by how genuine and caring they were. During my interview process, I was able to learn a lot about KGI and what it had to offer. Simultaneously, KGI took the opportunity to learn more about me as well and allowed me to feel like I was part of the KGI family. From that point onwards, I knew KGI was the perfect school for me.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
Since my first year in Pharmacy school, I have been working as an Admissions Graduate Assistant and helping out as much as I can. This involved doing student panels with potential students and also participating in Visit Days. Essentially, I was an "unofficial" ambassador the whole time. So I decided to apply to become an Admissions Ambassador to make it official.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I am a dancer. I used to be on Upland's High School hip-hop dance team and took over as one of the head coaches alongside my best friend for four years during undergrad. We were able to win numerous first places at various competitions during those years.