Rajal Patel, PharmD

University of Arizona


I moved here from India in the 11th grade, where I was already focusing on my future career. Starting in high school I always wanted to be a pharmacist. I loved science but did not want to be a doctor. My brother, parents, and grandparents live in Arizona. Most of my family still speaks Gujarati, a Hindi dialect. I had a friend in West Virginia who had done a rotation at Mountain Park. I remember thinking “I’d love to work somewhere like that,” and was so excited when the opportunity became available to me.

I love dancing, I’m a vegetarian and English is my third language after Gujarati and Hindi. I love reading fiction novels and watching movies. My favorite movie is Lord of the Rings. I also have a new house and enjoy decorating it.

Find out why working in pharmacy inspires Rajal every day.