Cultivating Leaders

Meet Michelle

With help from the Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship, professional pharmacist Michelle R.R. de Almeida was able to come to the United States to continue her education in health care.

I’m very honored to be the recipient of the 2018 Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship. It’s been invaluable for me as I continue my studies in community pharmacy.

I have been passionate about the pharmacy profession for over 18 years of my life, and my motivation has never faded to globally explore the potential of a pharmacist in multiple scopes of practice. I am a professional pharmacist in my home country with solid practice experience in community pharmacy, which has encouraged me to come to the University of Mississippi and pursue further studies to obtain broader knowledge in health care.

“I have been passionate about the pharmacy profession for over 18 years of my life.”-Michelle R.R. de Almeida, Walgreens Multilingual Scholar

I have worked diligently to achieve excellence in all my educational endeavors at Ole Miss, while I have used my multilingual proficiency to improve patient care throughout my professional work experience.

Upon completion of pharmacy school, I hope to dedicate my career to delivering effective patient care. I plan to seek hospital residency training as well. I want to be a resourceful pharmacist who meets all my patients’ needs and can transcend any cultural barriers.