AHEC Alumni Board Spotlight: Irene Chung

For this month’s spotlight, we are highlighting a student who participated in one of our Health Careers Camps and currently serves as the Marketing & Outreach Coordinator on the AHEC Alumni Board. Learn more about Irene Chung’s involvement with AHEC and her plans for the future.

Where are you from?
Janesville, Wisconsin

What school are you attending/did you attend?
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – School of Pharmacy in 2017.

Where do you work/what is your profession?
I work as a PGY2 Pharmacy Resident at William S. Middleton VA Hospital.

What are your hobbies, interests, or activities?
I enjoy spending times outdoors by hiking, camping, kayaking. I also enjoy cooking and exploring new restaurants, as well as traveling.

How were you affected by your participation in an AHEC program? 
Completing the health careers camp the summer of my freshman year of high school was one of the key experiences that solidified my decision to become a pharmacist.

Why did you decide to serve on the AHEC Alumni board of directors?
To stay involved with AHEC, as I’ve really enjoyed my past experiences with AHEC.

What’s something you hope to accomplish or impact during your term?
To expand opportunities for alumni to stay involved, particularly with mentorship of prospective and current health career students.

What would you like other AHEC Alumni members to know about the AHEC Alumni association?
That we would like to know what opportunities you would like to be involved in through AHEC alumni.

What are your future plans? How do you want to impact the health or Wisconsin?
My future plans are to practice as an ambulatory care pharmacist in the VA. I hope to continue promoting the profession of pharmacy by expanding the roles and care that pharmacists can provide in order to increase patient access to care.

If you have participated in any of AHEC’s signature programs (at least 40 hours), and are interested in learning more about our AHEC Alumni, please visit: https://ahec.wisc.edu/ahec-alumni/