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COPHS Student Ambassadors

Want to Get to Know Us? Meet Our Student Ambassadors.

The best way to learn whether a program or learning environment is the right fit for you is to hear about it from the students who live it every day. That’s why the WNE University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences wants to introduce you to some of our dedicated Student Ambassadors.

Through their eyes, you’ll learn about the rigors of being a doctoral student. They will share what our classroom and laboratory experiences are like. They can give insights into the WNE culture and opportunities to get involved in student organizations. They will speak about living on campus and in Springfield. They can discuss experiential learning opportunities.  And they will inspire you through their personal goals and ambitions.

Pharmacy Student Ambassadors

  • Marissa Verro

    Year: PY3, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY

    Listen to Marissa Verro's experience at Western New England here!

  • Kyle Hooper

    Year: PY3, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Pelham, NH

    Listen to Kyle Hooper's experience at Western New England here!

  • Sara Abel

    Year: PY3, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Florence, MA

    Listen to Sara Abel's experience at Western New England here!

  • Natalie Nganga

    Year: PY2, Class of 2024

    Hometown: Belchertown, MA

    Listen to Natalie Nganga's experience at Western New England here!

  • Peyton Calvao

    Year: PY2, Class of 2024

    Hometown: New Bedford, MA

    Listen to Peyton Calvao's experience at Western New England here!

  • Haley Guarriello

    Year: PY2, Class of 2024

    Hometown: Terryville, CT

    Listen to Haley Guarriello's experience at Western New England here!

  • Julia Mello

    Year: PY2, Class of 2024

    Hometown: North Attleboro, MA

    Listen to Julia Mello's experience at Western New England here!

  • Ali Al Juboori

    Year: PY2, Class of 2024

    Hometown: Chicopee, MA

    Listen to Ali Al Juboori 's experience at Western New England here!

Past Pharmacy Student Ambassadors

  • Valerie Amedeo

    Year: PY3, Class of 2022

    Hometown: Wolcott, CT

    Listen to Valerie Amedeo's experience at Western New England here!

  • Bianca Bartoli

    Year: PY3, Class of 2022

    Hometown: Wolcott, CT

    Listen to Bianca Bartoli's experience at Western New England here!

  • Nathan Croner

    Year: PY2, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Framingham, MA

    Listen to Nathan Croner's experience at Western New England here!

  • Jean Emmanuel Durace

    Year: PY3, Class of 2022

    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

    Listen to Jean Emmanuel Durace's experience at Western New England here!

Occupational Therapy Student Ambassadors

  • Armani Guillama

    Year: OT2, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Abilene, TX

    Listen to Armani Guillama's experience at Western New England here!

  • Michaela Gallagher

    Year: OT2, Class of 2023

    Hometown: East Sandwich, MA

    Listen to Michaela Gallagher's experience at Western New England here!

  • Caila Nguyen

    Year: OT2, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Airmont, NY

    Listen to Caila Nguyen's experience at Western New England here!

  • Alisha Bailey

    Year: OT2, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Londonderry, NH

    Listen to Alisha Bailey's experience at Western New England here!

  • Eve Alba

    Year: OT2, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Lake Grove, NY

    Listen to Eve Alba's experience at Western New England here!

  • Avery Fornaciari

    Year: OT2, Class of 2023

    Hometown: Plymouth, MA

    Listen to Avery Fornaciari 's experience at Western New England here!

Past Occupational Therapy Student Ambassadors

  • Shaelyn Helminiak

    Year: OT2, Class of 2022

    Hometown: Plymouth, MA

    Listen to Shaelyn Helminiak's experience at Western New England here!

  • Allison Hemmer

    Year: OT2, Class of 2022

    Hometown: Livingston Manor, NY

    Listen to Allison Hemmer's experience at Western New England here!

  • Kaeli Novak

    Year: OT2, Class of 2022

    Hometown: Stonington, CT

    Listen to Kaeli Novak's experience at Western New England here!

  • Caroline Phillips

    Year: OT2, Class of 2022

    Hometown: Ellicot City, MD

    Listen to Caroline Phillips's experience at Western New England here!