RxAmbassadors



Ever wonder what it is like in a day of a life of a Pitt Pharmacy student? Have questions about how to get into the program? Do you want a tour of Salk Hall? RxAmbassadors are here to help you with all of that and more! RxAmbassadors are a group of 10 student pharmacists dedicated to helping you on your path to becoming part of the Pitt Pharmacy community.

Our RxAmbassadors come from a variety of backgrounds, and all have different areas of interest. Come stop by Salk for a tour or to grab a cup of coffee from Rxpresso and chat with an RxAmbassador today! Information for tours can be found here, but please feel free to reach out via email to any of the RxAmbassadors listed below.

  • Nayanika Basu
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Lansdale, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Community Pharmacy, Public Health
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: Kappa Psi Regent, SNPhA Operation Immunization Chair, Phi Lambda Sigma Mentor Co-Chair, APhA-ASP
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Coffee Cart
  • Favorite Class: Endocrinology
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Exploring Pittsburgh
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Community Pharmacy
  • Email Address: nab100@pitt.edu

  • Jenna Borowski
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Critical Care, Cardiology, and Palliative Care
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: APhA-ASP, LKS, Patient Care Commitee OTC Med Safety, SSHP, SCCP, Special Topics Research in Palliative Care
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Atrium
  • Favorite Class: Cardiology
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Gym, cooking, reading
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: jenna.borowski@pitt.edu

  • Nicolette Diehl
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Johnstown, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Direct Patient Practice
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: LKS, PPA, APhA-ASP, SCCP
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Atrium
  • Favorite Class: Infectious Disease
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Boxing
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: nad62@pitt.edu

  • Julie Mandel
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Plainview, NY
  • Area(s) of Interest: Pediatrics, Academia
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: Class President, Sister of Lambda Kappa Sigma, Operation Leader for APhA-ASP OTC Medicine Safety Program, Member of SSHP and ACCP, Completing a Special Topics Research Project in the neonatal ICU at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Tables outside Rxpresso Coffee Shop
  • Favorite Class: Immunology
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Baking and crafting, going to the Ballet, Symphony, and other cultural events in Pittsburgh
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Complete a PGY-1 Residency
  • Email Address: jrm186@pitt.edu

  • Marisa Postava
  • Year: P1
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Cardiology, Critical Care
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: LKS, SSHP, SCCP, APhA-ASP, Class of 2020 Representative, Special Topics with Dr. Smith for Diabetes Research
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Atrium
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Musical and theatre performance
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Complete a PGY-1 Residency and PGY-2 Residency
  • Email Address: mrp79@pitt.edu

  • Karen Quach
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Erie, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Ambulatory Care, Medication Therapy Management
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: APhA-ASP, LKS, SSHP, PPA, Special Topics Project at UPMC Matilda H. Theiss Health Center
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Computer Lab
  • Favorite Class: Infectious Disease
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Gym, cooking, traveling
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY-2 Residency in Ambulatory Care
  • Email Address: kaq7@pitt.edu

  • Dan Schrum
  • Year: P1
  • Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Clinical Hospital, Research
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: APhA, Phi Delta Chi Pledge Treasurer, Completing Special Topics Research with Dr. Nolin
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Salk Museum
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Running, biking, and fishing
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residencies
  • Email Address: DanSchrum@pitt.edu

  • Shannon Ye
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Oakdale, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Community Pharmacy, Healthcare Innovation
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: Class of 2019 Representative, Pitt Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Treasurer, Kappa Psi Rush Chair, In charge of PittPharmacy's Instagram & Twitter (follow us!), Working on IntrxActions Innovation Project, Member of APhA-ASP
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center (PCLC)
  • Favorite Class: Self-Care
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Pilates, singing, family (4 younger siblings!), Pinterest
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Community Pharmacy Residency
  • Email Address: shannonye@pitt.edu

  • Benjamin Yoder
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Nescopeck, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Oncology
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: PDC, SSHP, APhA-ASP, PLS
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: Atrium
  • Favorite Class: Cardiology
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Member of Delta Chi Fraternity, Ski Club, going to concerts or theater performances
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Complete a residency and work in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Email Address: bay13@pitt.edu

  • Rebecca Wytiaz
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
  • Area(s) of Interest: Pediatrics
  • Student Organizations/Projects/Activities: Professional Development VP, APhA-ASP, Class of 2018 Representative, Foundation Student Director, PPA, Phi Lambda Sigma, Lamda Kappa Sigma, SSHP, ACPA, Independent Research Project at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Favorite Spot in Salk: The Dean's Conference Room!
  • Favorite Class: Pediatric Pharmaceutical Care
  • Outside of School Hobbies/Activities: Yoga, running, baking, cooking
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Complete a PGY-1 and PGY-2 to specialize in pediatric care
  • Email Address: RebeccaWytiaz@pitt.edu