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Walker Leadership Scholars Program

Meet the Walker Leadership Scholars

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Emily Frame, Class of 2026

Emily Frame is from Powhatan, Virginia, and completed her prerequisites through the Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance Program at the University of South Carolina. She always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the sciences and decided to pursue pharmacy after completing a mentorship program in human genetics laboratory research. Emily is interested in a variety of fields including compounding pharmacy, veterinary pharmacy, forensics and toxicology, and oncology pharmaceutical research.

Having been awarded a Magellan Scholarship for the 2023 academic year, Emily does research in overcoming breast cancer resistance in the Center for Translational Cancer Therapeutics under Dr. Eugenia Broude and Dr. Amanda Sharko. She also serves as a Teaching Assistant in the Compounding and Community Labs and as a mentor in the USC College of Pharmacy Mentorship Program. Emily is involved with the Beta Theta chapter of Phi Delta Chi and the USC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists.

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Sophia Knudsen, Class of 2026

Sophia Knudsen is from North Prairie, Wisconsin and completed her Pre-Pharmacy studies of USC. She is pursuing a career in pharmacy for the direct patient care opportunities, life-long learning, and availability of specialty and leadership roles. Sophia is interested in pursuing a residency and specializing in either geriatric or psychiatric pharmacy. She is passionate about directly impacting patient outcomes, advocating for the autonomy of pharmacists in different fields, and serving underserved populations.

Sophia is currently the President-Elect for the Alpha Lambda chapter of Kappa Epsilon as well as Operation Substance Use Disorder Chair for APhA-ASP at USC. She is a student in the South Carolina Honors College, a Magellan Scholar, and a pharmacy intern at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital. She is also involved in pharmacy research and the Student Society of Health System Pharmacists.

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Maegan Lamb, Class of 2025

Maegan Lamb is from Clinton, North Carolina and completed her Pre-Pharmacy studies at the University of South Carolina through the Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance Program. Completing an internship and working as a pharmacy technician at Matthews Health Mart in Clinton, NC, allowed her to experience the accessibility, expertise, and adaptability of the field of pharmacy. This internship sparked Maegan’s interest in clinical pharmacy, specifically ambulatory care, infectious disease, and cardiology.

Maegan is currently the president of the USC chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Fundraising chair for the Rho Chi society. She is involved with the USC Chapter of Kappa Epsilon and works at Walgreens and Prisma Health Outpatient Pharmacy, providing her with both retail and clinical pharmacy experience.

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Chancellor Nguyen, Class of 2025

Chancellor Nguyen is from Aiken, South Carolina. He decided to pursue pharmacy after seeing the incredible work of and being inspired by pharmacy leaders in his hometown. As a first-generation student, he had his heart set on attending the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy because of the program’s commitment to the student learning experience and its excellence in preparing the next generation’s health care leaders.

Chancellor currently serves as the Community Service Chair for the National Community Pharmacists Association, Scholastic and Achievement Chair for Phi Delta Chi, and Student Senator representing the College of Pharmacy for USC’s Student Government Association. He is employed as an Outpatient Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Intern at Prisma Health. Chancellor is passionate about serving underserved communities and hopes to pursue a career in association management or health-system pharmacy administration.

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Nikki Chen, Class of 2024

Nikki Chen is from Columbia, South Carolina. Completing her pharmacy prerequisites through the Gamecock Pharmacy Assurance Program at the University of South Carolina, Nikki found that pharmacy’s many career fields fueled the curiosity she has for learning. She has explored her passion for bringing innovation and creativity to unconventional administrative, legislative, and pharmaceutical industry careers throughout the past year during her internship at Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation in the regulatory affairs department. 

Nikki currently serves as President of the Student Society of Health-systems Pharmacy, Vice President of her pharmacy class, and Worthy Correspondent for the Beta Theta chapter of Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity. She is also involved in the South Carolina Pharmacy Association as a Junior Board Member as well as working in multiple research projects.

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Danny Schreiber, Class of 2024

Danny Schreiber is from Toms River, New Jersey and completed his prerequisites at USC before beginning the Doctor of Pharmacy program in the College of Pharmacy. Danny currently serves as the Chair for the APhA-ASP National Member Engagement Standing Committee and a member of the Phi Lambda Sigma National Member Engagement Committee. Additionally, he has worked on various research projects. 

As a result of these experiences, Danny is interested in clinical pharmacy with a focus in infectious diseases, specifically HIV. He hopes to work at the intersection of pharmacy, research, and public health to benefit historically marginalized communities.  


Class Walker Leadership Scholar
2023 Jordan Jones
2023 Shannon Leighton
2022 Catherine (Haley) Cave
2022 James Orban III
2021 Alexis Caronis
2021 Cassidy Hall Kemp
2020 Heather Hembree
2020 Robert Ouzts
2019 Meaghan Freiter Murphy
2019 Anna Todd
2018 Laura Jane Baker Straw
2018 Taylor Barnes
2017 Parth Parikh
2017 Kendall Tucker


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