Matthew has been a participant in FPA Legislative Days to help push pharmacy policy foward. While attending APhA-ASP’s Summer Leadership Institute, he met with US Congressmen from the state of Florida to discuss provider status. He has been a member of FPA since his first semester of pharmacy school and currently serves as the President Elect of the APhA-ASP USF Chapter. Matthew also volunteers at the BRIDGE Clinic at USF, which is a student run free healthcare clinic, where he serves as the Lead Operations Coordinator. He works on an interprofessional team of students from the medical, public health, physical therapy and social worker schools to improve the patient outcomes. He also serves as a student delegate for his College of Pharmacy.
Matthew wants to continue to build his leadership skills and advance his pharmaceutical knowledge every day. He wants to continue to advocate for his profession and help other students get more engaged in the advancement of pharmacy on the healthcare team. The question that drives Matthew to be successful in the profession of Pharmacy is, “If we aren’t advocates for our profession, then who will be?”