FIWH Program: Internship at AbbVie – Summer 2012, FIWH Lead Researcher Jan. 2013 – May 2014, FIWH/FISH Web Content Creator
Currently: Medical Student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Looking back, I can say I took advantage of the opportunity that was before me when working with FIWH, Dr. Jeff Rohde, and being at Franciscan. After interning at AbbVie (then Abbott) and finding my passion for the poor, I performed, oversaw and directed the synthesis of approximately 85 compounds on main campus to be tested against TB. Having done countless hours of organic chemistry, preparing posters, teaching labs, mentoring numerous fellow student researchers, and creating the FIWH/FISH portions of Franciscan.edu, FIWH was the perfect place for the further discovery and development of both my gifts and myself. Although I have enjoyed and excelled in research, I believe my gifts will be best used when given away directly to others. FIWH has helped me build a platform to launch off of for my next professional adventure, and I am forever grateful.