As the days become longer and filled with the past, present, and future of pharmacology, so my excitement and passion for the material has continued to grow. Though it has already been almost three months, it seems as though we have just scraped the surface given the vast area that the field encompasses.
I have continued my community service with KIPP Leadership Academy, and have gotten to know some of the teachers and the administrative staff that work there. As some of the most selfless people I have come across here in New Orleans, they continue to show me each week how valuable my time is there. Contributing to such an important cause and helping the teachers of the future generation in any way possible is as much rewarding as it is enjoyable. Though we still have not seen too much interaction with the students themselves, they never forget to tell us how grateful they are and how much our volunteer work helps the school run smoothly. With an increased workload, the hours spent at the school are a nice change of pace. I will surely continue to volunteer there throughout the rest of the year and into next year.
As I continue to reflect on my time here, I reminisce on how much I have grown and will continue to grow throughout the year. Being surrounded by smart, inquisitive students and faculty has helped nurture my fervor for continued education and experience. Given the fact that pharmacology is one of the fastest-growing industries and fields today, I’d say that I chose well.