Welcome from NSO co-chairs

NSO 2018 co-chairs (left to right): Sarah Bandy, Mina Chau, Alexis Ertle, and Leslie Vo

On behalf of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, we want to welcome each and every one of you to the Forty Acres!  We are committed to making New Student Orientation a memorable experience for all of the incoming students and are excited to meet you this fall.  If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact any of us.  We are all “phamily” here!

Congratulations again on being part of one of the best colleges of pharmacy in the nation!  Pharmacy is a dynamic profession and we look forward to your involvement in NSO and beyond!  Hook ‘em!



Name: Sarah Bandy

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Undergrad: Texas A&M University (Whoop!)

Currently lives in: West Campus

Fun Fact: I believe I’ve watched Friends 8 times through and in 2014 I made a complete western bracket for March Madness.

Interests in pharmacy: TBD. Could be community, could be ambulatory care, could be infectious disease. Who knows.



Name: Mina Chau

Hometown: Carrollton, TX

Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin

Currently lives in: East Austin

Fun Fact: Grey’s Anatomy, This is Us, and Full House are my favorite TV shows.

Interests in Pharmacy: I plan on becoming a clinical pharmacist, but I haven’t decided on a specialty yet.  Ultimately, I would like to pursue academia to educate and mentor the next generation of pharmacists.




Name: Alexis Ertle

Hometown: Keller, TX

Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin

Currently lives in: Far West Area

Fun Fact: Lover of murder mysteries, Diet Coke, and shark week!

Interests in pharmacy: I plan on pursuing clinical pharmacy and academia with the hopes of becoming a clinical professor.




Name: Leslie Vo

Hometown: Austin, TX

Undergrad: UT Hook Em’!

Currently lives in: West Campus woot woot

Fun Fact: I’ve been to the Full House house, and I shed a tear or two. If you don’t know Full House, then start watching now before school starts.

Interests in Pharmacy: Independent retail, industry? Undecided, please help.