Amanda Brancato, ‘18, maximized every aspect of her time at Mount Aloysius. She served as a student leader as the community service chair and president of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), as treasurer of the biology club, and on the student-athlete advisory committee. Brancato was also the captain of the Mountie women’s soccer team her senior year.

“I feel very fortunate to have gone to a school that has given me so many opportunities in life, an astounding education, and a family I will always be a part of,” said Amanda.

After graduating from MAC with her degree in biology, Amanda moved on to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), where she is studying pharmacy. She knew that she always wanted to work in healthcare and give back to others, and pharmacy fit well with her love of chemistry.

“Pharmacists are very commonly the last line check when dealing with patients, and I want to be able to ensure patient success,” she said. “The field of pharmacy is very diverse with a multitude of different areas to practice in, so pharmacists can play a key role in all aspects of the healthcare system.”

She says that her time at Mount Aloysius really prepared her for LECOM and pharmacy school. The general sciences courses in her first year of  pharmacy school were made easier thanks to her Mount professors preparing her in all her classes.

“MAC has set me up for success not only in pharmacy school, but for life in general. I always knew I was part of a family while attending MAC, and that is what keeps the school so near and dear to my heart.”