I graduated from L.V. Rogers High school in Nelson, BC in 2009 and then took a year off to work and travel before attending Selkirk College. After completing one year of the Associate of Science Degree, I transferred from Selkirk College to the University of British Columbia.
I chose to attend Selkirk because I felt its small class sizes compared to universities were a better choice right out of high school. While attending Selkirk I was able to live at home and commute to school with good friends from high school. By keeping these familiar routines in my life during my first year of post-secondary really helped to keep things simple which had a positive impact on my schoolwork.
I already have recommended, and will continue to recommend Selkirk College to people I know that are starting to weigh their post-secondary options.
I have been interested in pursuing pharmacy as a career since my last year of high school and consider myself very fortunate that I figured out what I wanted to do with my life so quickly. I wish I could share my experience of finding something that you are passionate about with every other young person I meet. It seems that every other person I encounter in post-secondary is in the unfortunate position of not yet knowing what they want to make of their life and it is bringing them more anxiety than anyone should have to deal with. My best advice is to keep talking to those around you to find out what possibilities are out there and to challenge yourself to try new things.
I am currently at UBC Vancouver attending my second year of my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree. During the summer I work at pharmacies in Nelson as a pharmacy assistant/student. While working I am experiencing a lot of things that better prepare me for my time at school as well as things that provide great insight to what my job will entail when I am finished school.
My future plans are to continue studying hard and to work in pharmacies during the summer for the next two years before writing my licensing exams and coming back to the West Kootenays to practice.
During my year at Selkirk I received academic excellence achievement awards for both Biology and Chemistry.
I am an avid reader, poker enthusiast and dog lover. I can hardly wait to finish my schooling so that I can come back to the beautiful West Kootenays to ski, swim and hike in my free time and to once again be a part of the fantastic community of Nelson.