Whether they are exploring Peru, volunteering in the community, or pursuing a dream internship, read how these students with majors in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are taking advantage of the opportunities they have at Drake University
Health sciences major
West Des Moines, IA
Eric plays soccer at Drake University. His favorite moments as a Drake student thus far have included playing soccer, making friends, and traveling the world doing all of the above.
Pharm.D. candidate with a global and comparative health concentration and a certificate of competency in Spanish
Mages spent the summer before her first year of pharmacy school in Cusco, Peru, where she had a service-learning internship at a La Clinica de San Jose hospital. During her time there, she went on rotations with doctors, nurse, pharmacists, and biologists. Caring for patients in South America changed Mages perspective on health care and gave her a better understanding how on culture, worldview, and health perspective make an impact on a patient’s situation. Read Mages’ Do Something Drake profile.
Health Sciences major, Psychology Minor
Grand Island, Nebraska
Nguyen came to Drake because she knew it provided her the environment to make an impact on campus and achieve her goals. She has been able to really make an impact on campus through her work with Best Buddies, a Drake student organization that works with individuals with special needs. Nguyen not only enjoys the experience, but it aligns with her dream of becoming an occupational therapist and helping individuals develop the skills they need for independent day-to-day life. Read Nguyen’s Do Something Drake profile here.
West Des Moines, Iowa
Trevor is an undergraduate sophomore who hopes to start his first year in pharmacy school next year while pursuing an M.B.A. at the same time. He is currently a pharmacy intern at a grocery store pharmacy, while also finding time to pursue his passions at Drake in Choir and Greek life. Read Bridge’s Do Something Drake profile here.
Izzy’s experience in her First-Year Seminar ignited her desire to help those with disabilities, especially autism. She is currently working on a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health. Izzy has also had experiences such as attending Drake’s annual Egypt seminar, joining a sorority, participating in the honors program, and working at ChildServe, a local nonprofit that helps families with children with special health needs. Read Schieber’s Do Something Drake profile here.