What first got you interested in your field of choice?
I have always been interested in science but pharmacy especially caught my eye at a young age when my father had to take medication and I never knew what it did. As I got older I got a better idea of what happened and was blown away by how such a small thing had on the human body. So through learning more in my undergrad classes I decided Pharmacy was the path I was going to take after I graduated.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
There have been a couple of obstacles on my journey. One of them was a family member being diagnosed with thyroid cancer which was difficult because I was the only person in my family with any knowledge of science and the responsibility of doing the research and informing my family and essentially reassuring them of the treatment that was going to take place. Another obstacle that I realized during the first was the language barrier that took place, this became more apparent to me as I was informing my immigrant parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents and something that helped them be less nervous and afraid was having someone tell them and inform them in their own language in a manner that made it easy for them to understand.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
I knew KGI was the school for me the second time I met them because they set the bar high the first time. Then I met other schools that couldn’t compare and when I met them the second time I realized they were very different and that I would love to go to school there. Every time I met them I felt cared for and warm like I had already known them for a couple of years. They were beaming with energy and enthusiasm but still professional.
Lastly, during the application process, they were going above and beyond to make you comfortable with the process, and during the interview, they included portions that the other schools didn’t evaluate you even further.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
I wanted to become an ambassador because they were the people I initially met when they spoke at my school and they left a great first impression so I hope to also leave great impressions on others. Not many people know about KGI which is unfortunate since it is a wonderful school with many resources so I hope to inform potential students of the school and their potential here.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I love to just randomly sing songs and do little dances but I'm not so good at it so if you ever see me do these feel free to join in!
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