What first got you interested in your field of choice?
Medicine and the way it works in the body is amazing enough, but when you have the ability to help others and make the medicine yourself, it becomes even more enticing. Pharmacy piqued my interest because I was not only able to help others learn about different medicines but I would be able to help my parents once I have finished my studies.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
Coming from a family of low income, one of the most challenging obstacles to overcome was working constantly while attending to other aspects of life. During undergrad, balancing social life, work life, and school became difficult. I had a part-time job with over 25+ hours a week, helped my parents with farm work over the weekend, and had the time for both school and friends. Over the many years, I was able to maintain relationships, a decent income, and get into KGI.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
From the moment that I was contacted by KGI, it has been nothing but good news and warm welcomes. From online webinars to orientation and to this day, KGI has created a positive impact on me. At the time, recruiters and marketing portrayed KGI as a tight-fitting community with warm vibes, and I can vouch that they were telling nothing but the truth. The faculty, upperclassman, and down to my class have made KGI a better experience.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
I wanted to become an Admissions Ambassador because of the way that the previous team impacted me in choosing KGI. Among other schools, KGI definitely did a good job in introducing themselves as a standout school. Because of this, I want to be able to continue the tradition of a quality, welcoming team so that new incoming students can also have the best experience possible.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
For the first time this summer, I saw the Golden Gate Bridge, the largest tree in the world, and also went to Hawaii before moving down to SoCal. In Hawaii, I scuba dove with sea turtles at the Kaneohe Sandbar through military base access and went to Mount Tantalus to see the city lights at midnight.
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