Each year, ThinkGenetic is honored to work with incredible interns eager to help ThinkGenetic achieve its mission of reaching and empowering those living with and at risk for genetic conditions.
It is our hope that the work with us will gain them valuable knowledge and insights about the consumer healthcare space, digital technology, medical genetics concepts, and critical components that intersect in someone’s information journey.
With that, we would like to introduce, Pauline Kitolo!
Name: Pauline Kitolo
Position: PharmD candidate, 2019
Length: 5 weeks
Degree Working Towards: Doctor of Pharmacy
Education: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Class of 2019; University of Georgia College of Pharmacy’s Professional Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. Bentley University: MBA, Masters in Information Technology.
Previous Work: 2 years of community pharmacy practice and clinical rotations in multiple health systems
What one accomplishment are you most proud of?
A classmate and I created a workshop to prepare first-year pharmacy students for the 3-week community IPPE at the end of the first year. We created this workshop because we felt that we could have benefited from similar preparation since we were both non-tradition students without any prior pharmacy experience. The workshop also presented a networking opportunity between upperclassmen and first year students.
What are your hidden talents that most people don’t know about?
I love interior design. I enjoy sewing draperies, throw pillows and other fun décor items. Spending time in furniture and fabric stores perusing through fabric swatches and trim is an absolute pleasure.
What your guilty pleasure?
HGTV is my first choice because I love adding accessories to change rooms, but I also indulge in the Military Channel to watch the latest military hardware like supercarriers and submarines.
What’s on your bucket list?
I have already visited 2 wonders of the ancient world, the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum, in India and Italy, respectively; I want to visit old temples in Asia and the entire South American continent (maybe I’ll be lucky to find the gold city of El Dorado!)
What are you looking forward to in your time with ThinkGenetic?
I want to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry either as a medical science liaison or clinical trial manager. This rotation will provide an opportunity to see how the industry functions because I will talk to genetic disease specialists to provide answers to patients’ questions.