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Moleigh Carson, Class of 2021

Moleigh Carson smilingName: Moleigh Carson
Class Year: Sophomore
Home Country: Oak Lawn, Illinois

Why I want to be a pharmacist:

I’ve always been interested in health care, but it wasn’t until high school that I realized pharmacy would be the best option for me. I find it so interesting how things work inside the body and how medications can affect so many things. I've thought a lot about going into research-based work, looking at different diseases to figure out how to control them or find a vaccine.

Why I chose STLCOP:

I learned about the College through my grandpa, who graduated from STLCOP in 1959. When I toured different colleges, the environment and students at STLCOP seemed much more supportive and relatable to me than other schools I was considering. I was looking for a smaller school with a welcoming environment that offered financial aid opportunities. I also liked that STLCOP offered direct entry into the pharmacy program. 

What I love about STLCOP:

I really like how close-knit the College is. Everyone is welcoming and helpful. The professors get to know the students and are always willing to answer questions. My classmates are very supportive and we work really well together. 

What activities/organizations you are involved with at STLCOP:

I am a member of the Student Pharmacists Association (SPA) and recently started going to Campus Activities Board (CAB) meetings.

What I do when I’m not studying at STLCOP:

I love hanging out with my roommates. We like to hang out around the Central West End, go to a coffee shop, or do something different like ice-skating in Forest Park. We always have a good time.

Favorite classes:

History and Physiology

Advice for incoming students:

I would definitely tell them to get involved in extracurricular activities because they are important for a well-rounded college experience, but to remember that your grades have to come first. If you feel you need to refocus on studying at times, that’s OK.

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