Gloria Francke Scholarship

kelsea zukauckas



Kelsea Zukauckas is a final-year student pharmacist at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in Laramie, Wyoming.  Kelsea joined the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) shortly after the first-year orientation but only became actively involved after attending her first Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM) in 2015 where advocacy and policy became a unique interest to her.  MRM awoke her passion for policy change to move the profession of pharmacy forward.  She has always been an advocate for the underdog and seeing that pharmacists are not being utilized to their full potential lit a fire in her.  She prides herself on the motto of “passion for progression” and is entranced about the every-advancing profession of pharmacy.  

Kelsea served as her local chapter’s policy vice president from 2016-2018 and then served as a Regional Delegate for Region #5 from 2017-2018.  Kelsea is extremely proud of the numerous roles she held within APhA-ASP where she gained immense insight on different perspectives and backgrounds that collectively drive the pharmacy profession forward.  Through her dynamic involvement with her local APhA-ASP chapter, Kelsea was able to create a more intricate relationship for the students with the Wyoming Pharmacists Association.  Through this network Kelsea served as the student liaison and sat on the Legislative Board from 2016-2018.  Outside of APhA-ASP Kelsea served as the president of the local student American Society of Health-System Pharmacists chapter where she was instrumental in launching a new blog, fundraising event, and elevating the poison prevention program by enhancing outreach.  Currently, she serves as the president for her pharmacy class serving as a resource for communication with faculty and event planning.

Kelsea plans to pursue a PGY-1 practice residency upon graduation with an interest in sitting for the BCPS upon completion of the program.  Pursuing specialty training with a PGY-2 residency is also a goal for Kelsea.  Presently, she has an interest in infectious disease or solid-organ transplant.


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