DeSimone lab member, Tojan Rahhal, was chosen by UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy to be the student speaker at the School’s graduation ceremony on May 7th. Addressing fellow Pharmacy PhD recipients, PharmDs, and Master of Science students regarding future career paths, Rahhal emphasized the importance of harnessing passions cultivated at UNC as professional students.
In addition to being elected to three UNC honor societies, Rahhal graduated last week with the honor of being chosen as a Graduate School Leadership Development Scholar for her efforts to found and launch a new initiative in the School of Pharmacy called the Cross-Cultural Leadership Development (CCLD) workshop program. CCLD workshops are on focused advancing student leadership skills as they relate to diversity and understanding cultural differences.
Rahhal was also recently featured as part of UNC’s “Women in Science Wednesday” series in UNC’s Endeavors magazine.