Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship

Kyla Peters



Originally from Forest Grove, Oregon, Kyla is a second-year student pharmacist at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in Iowa City, Iowa. Alongside her PharmD, she is also pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Health. Prior to attending pharmacy school, she attended Oregon State University, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in BioHealth Science and a minor in Chemistry. 

During her time in pharmacy school, Kyla has been actively involved within the American Pharmacist Association (APhA-ASP). Within her first year, she served as her chapter's Policy Vice President and Chapter Delegate at both Midyear Regional Meeting and Annual Meeting. Recently, she was elected as this year’s Membership Vice President and is excited to serve another year on the executive board. Aside from her involvement with APhA-ASP, she is also the Chair of the Pharmacy Student Ambassador Network, Vice Regent of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, a member on the Admissions Committee for the College of Pharmacy, and was recently accepted into the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. 

Outside of school, she is an intern at NuCara Long-Term Care Pharmacy. She also spends her time participating in mobile health clinics, flu shot clinics, and has volunteered in the Emergency Department at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Kyla has a strong interest in community pharmacy, specifically in a rural health care setting. She hopes to incorporate public health strategies into her pharmacy practice, so she can improve access to care for underserved populations.