At high school in Brazil, I enrolled on a chemistry course and when I left school, what better way to increase my knowledge and gain practical experience than to work in the pharmacy industry
I was fortunate to be given a nine-month internship as a chemistry technician by Farmacia Roval de Manipulacao (Roval Pharmacy Manipulation), followed by two years of working for the company. In my white coat, I learned about the safe use of medication, actually making capsules, solutions, eye drops, even cosmetics. I understood better what had happened with my little sister. I then worked at Gradar Produtos Farmaceuticos (Gradar Pharmaceutics Products) for 16 months. These experiences gave me practical skills and knowledge, keeping me focused on my ambition. At that time, this seemed out of reach. I wanted to achieve the academic qualifications, but such a specialized course was too expensive as my parents were poor. Instead, I enrolled as a Psychology major, but left after only two semesters, certain I had to study pharmacy. I made up my mind to do whatever it took to achieve my goal.
Currently I work for Finch, as a pharmacy technician in a community pharmacy in Greenwich. I have two outstanding pharmacists as colleagues.