Get to Know Your Ambassadors: Sarah

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited to introduce myself as one of your four Student Ambassador Coordinators! This is my second year being a Coordinator, and I look forward to everything that will come this year.

My name is Sarah and I am a P3. I am originally from the wonderful state of Arizona. Moving here was a very big transition for me, and so I can relate to many of you incoming P1s that come from a different state. In a small effort to relieve any stress you may have, I’d like to let you know that I am 100% happy with my decision to come to The Ohio State University for my PharmD, and I am so confident that you will be too. It was the best decision I could have made, and I am so fortunate to have all the opportunities for preceptors, colleagues, work, volunteering, and leadership.

Why pharmacy? Well, there are many, many reasons. The two main reasons is that I love science and math and I love helping people. Pharmacy blends these two together perfectly (in my opinion). What really reinforced that pharmacy was the perfect career for me, was getting pharmacy experience. I volunteered and worked at an independent pharmacy in Arizona. I loved everything about that job, especially the opportunity to learn so much about a unique setting of pharmacy. I currently work at The James Cancer Hospital and I absolutely love it as well. I hope that you are (or will be) just as happy as I am with pharmacy as your career choice!

Here’s what you should know about me:

  • I graduated from Arizona State University (GO DEVILS!) with a BS in Biochemistry, and a minor in Mathematics/Statistics. So, yes, I am a bit of a nerd.
  • My family and friends are everything to me.
  • I love animals – especially dogs.
  • I recently became a puppy mom to the cutest mutt you’ll ever see!! His name is Cooper (stay tuned for a picture of him).
  • I consider myself an introvert with extrovert tendencies.
  • I’m absolutely in love with Arizona. And I hate the cold.
  • I am half-Japanese and half-Caucasian.
  • I hate bugs. Like HATE them.
  • I spend my free time either hanging out with friends, crafting, reading, watching Netflix, or working out.
  • I love makeup. Gotta keep that brow game strong.
  • I love braids. It’s pretty much the only thing I do with my hair besides brush it.
  • I’m also terrible about remembering to take pictures.
  • I danced growing up, and I miss it so much. My last two years at Arizona State I got really into Latin dances.
  • I love wine and craft beer.

I suppose that is enough for now 🙂


Cooper 🙂

If you would like to contact me for any questions about Ohio, The Ohio State University, internships, volunteering, etc, please do so! My email is

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