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 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.

  • Abdul Alvi
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Infectious Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: aha51@pitt.edu

  • Rish Arora
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • High School: Schaumburg High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Special Topics: Pain Management Research
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency
  • Email Address: raa139@pitt.edu

  • Funto Babalola
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX
  • High School: Texas Academy of Math and Science
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency
  • Email Address: olb13@pitt.edu

  • Emilee Baker
  • Year: P1
  • Hometown: PIttsburgh, PA
  • High School: Freedom Area High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Antatomy and Physiology
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: emb152@pitt.edu

  • Nayanika Basu
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Lansdale, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest: Community Pharmacy, Public Health
  • Favorite Class: Endocrinology
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Community Pharmacy
  • Email Address: nab100@pitt.edu

  • Olivia Berger
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Greensburg, PA
  • High School: Hempfield Area High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Special Topics: Lung Transplant Research
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency
  • Email Address: omb9@pitt.edu

  • Jenna Borowski
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School: Oakland Catholic High School
  • Area(s) of Interest: Critical Care, Cardiology, and Palliative Care
  • Favorite Class: Advanced Pulmonology Course Development
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Email Address: jenna.borowski@pitt.edu

  • Morgan Casal
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Town of Porter, NY
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest: Research
  • Favorite Class: Nephrology Patient Care
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Pitt
  • Email Address: mmorgan.casal@pitt.edu

  • Dafonso Davage, Jr.
  • Year: P1
  • Hometown: Fort Washington, MD
  • High School: Oxon Hill High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans:Industry
  • Email Address: dtd20@pitt.edu

  • Nicolette Diehl
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Johnstown, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest: Direct Patient Practice
  • Favorite Class: Infectious Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: nad62@pitt.edu

  • Grace Erdman
  • Year: P1
  • Hometown: Exton, PA
  • High School: Downingtown East High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Email Address: gee8@pitt.edu

  • Melanie Hawn
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Huntingdon, PA
  • High School: Huntingdon Area High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Diesease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in Ambulatory Care or Geriatrics
  • Email Address: mth38@pitt.edu

  • Jenna Ingram
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Smithtown, NY
  • High School: Smithtown High School East
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in Ambulatory Care
  • Email Address: jmi14@pitt.edu

  • Kelly Jenniches
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Natrona Heights, PA
  • High School: Highlands High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: kaj60@pitt.edu

  • Philip Kappes
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • High School: Lower Moreland High Schoo
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Healthcare in the LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Working for the FDA/PHS
  • Email Address: pck8@pitt.edu

  • Polina Langer
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in a clinical setting
  • Email Address: pol12@pitt.edu

  • Kimberly Landsittle
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Irwin, PA
  • High School: Norwin High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in Critical Care
  • Email Address: kll61@pitt.edu

  • Erika LeBakken
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Daphne, AL
  • High School: Daphne High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Drug Development - Rxpedition
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Community Pharmacy and/or Academia
  • Email Address: erl58@pitt.edu

  • Caleb Lynch
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Johnstown, PA
  • High School: Richland High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in Pain and Palliative Care
  • Email Address: cfl12@pitt.edu

  • Madison McConnel
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School: Oakland Catholic High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: mgm62@pitt.edu

  • Kathy Monangai
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Roseland, NJ
  • High School: The Academy of Saint Elizabeth
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Special Topics: Pediatric Research
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Working with underserved pediatric populations
  • Email Address: kem173@pitt.edu

  • Alyssa Pagliaro
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Lansdale, PA
  • High School: Mount Saint Joseph Academy
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Diabetes Module of Endocrinology
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Community Pharmacy Residency
  • Email Address: amp209@pitt.edu

  • Megha Patel
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency
  • Email Address: map273@pitt.edu

  • Marisa Postava
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • High School: Montour High School
  • Area(s) of Interest: Cardiology, Critical Care
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • 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
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest: Ambulatory Care, Medication Therapy Management
  • Favorite Class: Infectious Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY-2 Residency in Ambulatory Care
  • Email Address: kaq7@pitt.edu

  • Domenica Ricciuto
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • High School: Lower Moreland High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Working or fellowship in Specialty Pharmacy
  • Email Address: dor13@pitt.edu

  • Dan Schrum
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest: Clinical Hospital, Research
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residencies
  • Email Address: DanSchrum@pitt.edu

  • Leia Stephenson
  • Year: P1
  • Hometown: Warren, NJ
  • High School: Watchung Hills Regional High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in Pediatrics or Fellowship in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Email Address: ljs93@pitt.edu

  • Vivian Tsai
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Madisonville KY
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Working or fellowship in Specialty Pharmacy
  • Email Address: yvt3@pitt.edu

  • Melanie Umbaugh
  • Year: P1
  • Hometown: DuBois, PA
  • High School: DuBois Area High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Principles of Drug Action
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in Ambulatory Care
  • Email Address: msu1@pitt.edu

  • Kyle Wilson
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Abington, PA
  • High School: Abington Senior High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: kaw158@pitt.edu

  • Rachel Writer
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: York, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacokinetics
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Undecided
  • Email Address: rlw60@pitt.edu

  • Rebecca Wytiaz
  • Year: P4
  • Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
  • High School: Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Area(s) of Interest: Pediatrics
  • Favorite Class: Pediatric Pharmaceutical Care
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Complete a PGY-1 and PGY-2 to specialize in pediatric care
  • Email Address: RebeccaWytiaz@pitt.edu

  • Shannon Ye
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Oakdale, PA
  • High School: West Allegheny High School
  • Area(s) of Interest: Community Pharmacy, Healthcare Innovation
  • Favorite Class: Self-Care
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Community Pharmacy Residency
  • Email Address: shannonye@pitt.edu

  • Benjamin Yoder
  • Year: P3
  • Hometown: Nescopeck, PA
  • High School:
  • Area(s) of Interest: Oncology
  • Favorite Class: Cardiology
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Complete a residency and work in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Email Address: bay13@pitt.edu

  • Amy Zahn
  • Year: P2
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • High School: Palatine High School
  • Area(s) of Interest:
  • Favorite Class: Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Post-Graduation Goals/Plans: Residency in Ambulatory Care and working with underserved populations
  • Email Address: amz53@pitt.edu

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