Student Profiles

Our students are our best ambassadors. Meet some of our current Pharm.D. and B.S.P.S. students and recent grads and hear about their experiences at the College of Phamracy—in their own words.

  • Marie Rodriguez ’21 - I would come back to URI in a heartbeat. The Pharmacy program definitely prepares you really well. The professors are so nice; you can talk to them about any questions and really have a connection. Even on rotations, everyone always notices that you’re from URI. They like URI students.
  • Emily Murray ’20 - I love URI, they have given me so much in terms of where I am today and how I’ve been able to progress as both a student and an individual.
  • Nicole Schwab ’19 - I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be a pharmacist, pharmacy isn’t just pushing pills across the counter at someone; there is a whole other human side to it.
  • Joe Nardolillo ’18 - Pharmacy is probably the most close-knit major on this campus. It’s great to walk around the building and be welcomed by students and faculty who know your name. In the Hillside Living and Learning Community, there's a sense of family developed right from the beginning. By now, I feel as if I have so many people that care about me and hope to see me succeed
  • YooKyung (Erica) Lee ’18 - After living in Southern California for six years, I wanted to explore and study on the other side of the country. I looked for universities with great pharmacy programs and found URI, and When I visited on Welcome Day, I really loved the atmosphere of the campus and the students' positive vibe and school pride. All of it made me want to be part of the Rhody family.
  • Jared DeRossi ’16 - My favorite was a placement at Glen Cove Hospital back home in New York. I loved this rotation because it was something different. I work in retail, so everything was new and the staff there was really good at facilitating my learning. Also, I really liked going on rounds with the pharmacist to the different departments—e.g., Psych, Osteo, Rehab, etc—and seeing how the role of the pharmacist is changing in today’s world.
  • Ojiugo Charity Omeoga ’15 - The biggest strengths of the pharmaceutical sciences program are the real life experiences it offers through hands-on advanced coursework taught by the faculty, who are some of the world’s most experienced and leading experts in the biomedical and pharmaceutical field.
  • Ben Barlock ’15 - URI has provided me with a huge number of learning opportunities to help prepare me for the future. The electives we can take in the B.SP.S. program are extremely interesting, and being able to work with different professors in the lab has been really helpful. I have gained so much knowledge that I know would not have been possible if I had gone to any other school.
  • Lanh Dang ’14 - When I started looking into pharmacy, I liked how many different tracks a pharmacist can take. A pharmacist can work in the community, in a hospital, run a clinic with a medical team, do research, become a professor, etc. The possibilities are endless and always changing. I like the flexibility and options for pharmacy.
  • Emily Thomesen ’15 - As a B.S.P.S. student preparing to graduate I am prepared for a career after college. In this program I have had the opportunity to work on new research, participate in research outside my field of study, and become involved in international conflict relief work. All of these opportunities have been the result of the work by the faculty of this program.