School of Pharmacy UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON Leadership Directors Briana Amundson I like my position as Director of the Student Ambassador Program because it gives me the opportunity to interact with current and prospective students at the School of Pharmacy. This positions has allowed me to get to know many different types of students, as well as build my leadership skills. This upcoming year I hope to successfully develop a Student Connections program that integrates smoothly with the School of Pharmacy’s switch to rolling admissions. Outreach Coordinator Sarah Lopina Mock Interview Coordinator Eric Mui Open House Coordinators Brekk Feeley The UW School of Pharmacy has a dynamic pharmacy program, full of diverse faculty and a wide variety of academic options to expand ones pharmacy awareness/knowledge. As an Open House Co-Coordinator I have the opportunity to plan events that expose the community to this awesome program. A goal I have this year is to expand the topic base to broaden the demographic that would be interested in attending the open house for the School of Pharmacy. Bradley Mayer As the Open House Co-Coordinator, one of my main roles is to plan and organize the Open House for the pharmacy school each semester. The Open House is an opportunity for undergraduate students from all over the state to come to our pharmacy school, learn about our program, and experience a day-in-the-life of a pharmacy student at UW-Madison. It is my job to help decide a day and topic for the event, contact all those who will be involved to make sure they can make it to the event, and help make sure everything will be organized and ready to go the day of the Open House. I also help facilitate the programs the day of the event to ensure everything runs smoothly. I enjoy being the Open House Co-Coordinator because it allows me to interact with some of the pharmacy faculty members, as well as the prospective pharmacy students at UW-Madison. Roundtable Coordinator Rangana Wanniarchchi Website Coordinator Charina Ruiz I really enjoy my position as website coordinator! This position gives me the opportunity to connect our student ambassadors to prospective students. Many prospective students use our website to learn more about our school, community involvement opportunities, and leadership opportunities, so it is important to maintain the website and keep it user-friendly and easy to navigate. Some of my plans for the website in the future are to include “Ambassadors of the Month” and posting photos of our Student Ambassadors at events and open-houses. Therapy Lab Planning Danielle Dietz I am excited to work on the Therapy Lab Planning Committee for the Open House events this upcoming year because therapy lab is relevant and important within the evolving pharmacy profession. My goals would include showing students the wonderful opportunities the pharmacy program UW-Madison has with practicing patient interactions and stressing the importance of these interactions. Lisette Martinez My name is Lissette Martinez and I am a DPH-2 in the School of Pharmacy. I am on the Open House Planning Committee. I enjoy my position because I enjoy event planning and I love meeting prospective students. I am a Badger through and through, and I have so much pride in UW-Madison, so being a part of the planning committee for the Open Houses allows me to share my pride with students considering the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. My goals for the upcoming year includes planning an Open House where prospective students really get an idea of what it is like to be a student pharmacist at UW-Madison. Seok Yeong Kim Logan Osness As part the Open House Planning Committee, I help put together a presentation that demonstrates the hands-on pharmacy experience we receive in Therapy Lab. My favorite part of this event is the practice patient scenarios we create, which allow students who are interested in our program to experience what it is like to play the role of a pharmacist. For many students, this is their first time practicing a consultation, which makes the activity even more rewarding. My goal for the upcoming Open House is to give potential applicants an insight into a day in the life of a student pharmacist and illustrate the well-rounded education we are provided here at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Registration Planning Jared Simmons I will be part of the Open House Planning Committee working towards ensuring a smooth open house for potential new pharmacy students. I am excited to run registration for the open houses during the year. I hope to meet a lot of new people and help them feel comfortable at our wonderful School of Pharmacy. Stephanie Dalsing As Open House Registration Co-Chair, our biggest event involves planning the Fall and Spring Open House for the School of Pharmacy. My main role through this event involves the following: making fliers for the event, sending emails to the attendees reminding them of pertinent information, and checking the attendees in the day of the event. Another major role, I have is help facilitate any questions they may have regarding the Open House. Compounding Lab Planning Amber Schroeder I love being a student ambassador because of the people I get to meet and all the relationships I am able to form. I also know how much the student ambassadors benefited me during the application process, interview days, and discovery days, so I love getting to be there to help the next group of pharmacy students. This year, I hope to use my position on the open house committee to plan a very fun activity to do in the compounding demonstration. I want to get new students excited about what the pharmacy profession has to offer! Jennifer Fleege The two main activities we help put on are the Fall and Spring Open House sessions for prospective pharmacy students. We set up activities in both the sterile and non-sterile labs and give students a first-glimpse of the compounding world. We show them how to create products using proper aseptic technique, and we show them step-by-step methods for calculating patient-specific drug formulations. In addition, we answer any questions they may have about professional skill development, what to expect while in pharmacy school, how to effectively communicate with both faculty and colleagues, and different ways to get involved within the profession. I LOVE my position with the Student Ambassadors. It is a great way to get involved with the program, and it is a great opportunity to meet a lot of great people! Lunch Planning Emily Perinovic I am excited for the opportunity to represent the school as a Student Ambassador Coordinator. What excites me the most is that I will working with my peers and faculty to showcase my pride for the School of Pharmacy. As a lunch planning leader, I plan to create an enjoyable experience for our visitors that will help to make them feel comfortable while displaying our Wisconsin pride. Joanna Adamiec I am the Lunch Planning Coordinator which means that I am in charge of organizing the lunch during the Fall and Spring Open Houses. A position that is commonly overlooked yet essential. Our roles really help the students that participate a chance to relax and get to know current pharmacy students over a meal. I also love working with a small team of my peers to put together the open houses each semester, it has been a valuable and gratifying experience. This is a great way to connect with current and future pharmacy students and help spread your passion for pharmacy.