2016 Marvin and Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship Recipient

Anjoli Punjabi

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy


Anjoli Punjabi is currently pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and Master’s in Public Health at the University Of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy. She is originally from the Detroit metro area of Michigan. Anjoli earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2011. After completing her undergraduate degree, Anjoli joined Teach For America. She dedicated two years to closing the achievement gap between low-income and minority students and their affluent peers in the Twin Cities.  

Anjoli is currently President of the Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance, dedicating her time to advocacy through professional associations and community outreach. Anjoli had the honor of being the 2014 Carl F. Emswiller Summer Intern at the American Pharmacists Association. Anjoli is passionate about research and programs that advance the role of pharmacists and meet the needs of underserved populations. Anjoli started a diabetes prevention program at Little Earth of United Tribes (urban Native American housing complex) that seeks to help the community make a sustained commitment to health. Throughout her career, Anjoli will work to make sure that pharmacists’ skills and knowledge are being fully utilized to positively impact patient care.