George F. Archambault Scholarship

danielle hess



Danielle Hess is a third year student pharmacist and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Aging Studies student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Certificate in Global Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to pharmacy school, she completed an internship with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland to pursue her desire to incorporate public health into her future career as a pharmacist.


During her time as a student pharmacist, Danielle has been actively involved in the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) from serving as the Class Representative her first year to President this year. Outside of her involvement with APhA-ASP, Danielle has served on an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) National Advisory Group for the past two years, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Humanitarian Outreach Medical Brigada Effort (HOMBRE) at VCU, the Student Board Member of the Richmond Pharmacists Association (RPhA), and the Global Health Interest Coordinator of the Inter Health Professionals Alliance (IHPA) at VCU.


To gain further experience outside of the classroom, Danielle completed a student externship at the Gallup Indian Medical Center after her first year and the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) at the Stockbridge-Munsee Health & Wellness Center after her second year. With a great interest in ambulatory care, Danielle hopes to obtain a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency after graduation.