Today’s alumni spotlight is Amanda Summers who graduated from UCI in 2015 with a B.S in Chemistry. She currently works at UCI Medical Center as a Pharmacy Resident. The most interesting part of her job is the variability that each day brings. Everyday she gets to face new challenges that allow her to use the knowledge she has gained. Especially in the pandemic, she is getting to experience a truly unique time in healthcare. She misses the breakfast burritos at BC’s Cavern the most (she ate one a day!) She wants to leave students with the message that “hard work pays off.” Although some days can be hard, she wants students to know that it will all pay off in the end, and that it will make you a stronger individual.
Emily Castro, a fourth-year, first-generation student in the PhD in pharmacological sciences program, shares advice to others forging new paths.