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Student Representative, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Number of years on the board:  Since January 2017

Year of graduation/school/degree:  University of South Dakota – Bachelors in Biology; University of Nebraska Medical Center – PharmD Candidate 2020

Hometown: Aberdeen, SD

Current: Council Bluffs, IA

Work title and site: Pharmacy intern at Hy-Vee

Reasons why you decided to run for the board: I wanted to become involved in this organization to learn about the issues facing the pharmacy industry.  I also wanted to join the organization to hear the ideas and opinions of pharmacists dealing with issues in the industry.  I felt that being involved in this organization would inform me about areas of pharmacy that I otherwise would not know about. 

Reflections on board/association involvement:  SIPA board members show their care and concern for the pharmacy industry.  They strive to improve all aspects of the industry with a main goal of helping maintain the quality of care provided to patients.  The board members are happy to involve students and ask for their opinions and experiences. 

Your goals for our profession:  My goal for the pharmacy profession is to continue providing for the patient and doing whatever I can to improve their quality of care. The pharmacy industry is always changing and it is important to keep up with these changes to be able to provide the best for the patient.

Other professional organizational involvement: Rho Chi, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, APhA, SSHP, ACCP.