2023 Scholarship Recipients

angel-rose weber

University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies 


Angel-Rose Weber is a final year student at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies located in West Hartford Connecticut. Prior to pursuing a PharmD Angel-Rose received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Stony Brook University on Long Island NY.

During her time as a student, she served as the Operation Substance Use Disorder Co-Chair for the 2021-2022 academic year. Angel-Rose was inspired by the death of her brother Nicholas Weber, who passed from a heroin overdose, to advocate for mental health awareness and substance use disorder. She created partnerships between her university and non-profit organizations including Wolcott Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) Coalition and the Connecticut Harm Reduction Alliance (CTHRA).

Angel-Rose coordinated student volunteers with Wolcott CASA to help distribute resources for substance use disorder at drug-free events and collect unused and expired medications for their biannual drug take-back events. She also worked alongside with the program director for the CTHRA to create safe sex kits, safe smoking kits, COVID-19 PPE kits and Narcan kits to be distributed to high-risk communities in Connecticut including Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven free of charge. Her University was recognized for her work when they received the APhA Region 1 Operation Substance Use Disorder Award for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Outside of her service to substance use disorder she also served as a leader to her peers at her University. She was inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma in October 2021 and served as the public relation chair. Additionally, she became the treasurer of Rho Chi in September 2021. She dedicated her free time in tutoring students in various of subjects ranging from biostatics to professional pharmacy writing courses. Her post-graduation goals are to pursue a PGY1, potentially a PGY2 in emergency medicine and to serve on the front lines for life threatening conditions.