Wendy Andrade, Class of 2019
Name: Wendy Andrade
Class Year: Professional year one (P1)
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Why you want to be a pharmacist:
I always knew my heart belonged in the medical field. After becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant I realized that the nursing path was not fitted for me. I then began volunteering as a Pharmacy Tech in a local hospital back home and I instantly recognized that Pharmacy was a bright light in my future.
Why you chose STLCOP:
Out of all the schools I looked for, even compared to local schools, STLCOP offered the best education plan fitted for my lifestyle along with the student to professor ratio.
What activities/organizations you are involved with at STLCOP:
I am a member of the Student Alumni Association. Since freshman year I became involved in Student Body Union Programming and became secretary I then helped transition into what we are now known as Campus Activity Board in which I currently hold the position of Executive Vice President. I also became a member of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
Pharmacy Care OTC/Drug Information
Best part about STLCOP:
As mentioned before, with being a smaller school, I love being able to know a lot of people on campus as well as making a lot of friends and overall becoming a huge family.
Future career plans and/or specific area of pharmacy you are interested in:
I plan on working as a Community Pharmacist for Target and eventually looking into Independent Pharmacy.
Advice for incoming students:
Join clubs and become involved in as much as you can because it is important to establish relationships that you will be able to carry out throughout your experience here at STLCOP.