Student Ambassadors

Get the real scoop from current students. These P1 (first year),  P2 (second year), P3 (third year), and P4 (fourth year) volunteers can answer your questions about the pharmacy school curriculum, facilities, student life, commuting to our 3 Times Square Campus, and more. Feel free to reach out to them! Please use “Student Ambassador” in the subject line so they know to look out for your email, and allow them a couple of days to respond – they’re juggling the many responsibilities of our PharmD students!

A message from our ambassadors:

“We are thrilled to extend our warmest greetings to you. As enthusiastic representatives of TCOP, we are committed to sharing our unique experiences and insights with prospective students.

At TCOP, we take pride in fostering an environment of academic excellence, hands-on learning, and community engagement. As ambassadors, we embody these values and strive to showcase the vibrant tapestry of opportunities available here.

Navigating the pharmacy education journey can be an exciting but complex endeavor. That's why we're here to offer guidance, answer questions, and provide a firsthand perspective on life at TCOP. Whether it's about coursework, extracurricular activities, or finding the best study spots on our 3 Times Square campus, we've got you covered!

TCOP is a place where diversity is celebrated, and inclusivity is cherished. We come from various backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life, contributing to the rich experiences that define and shape our community.

We believe in the power of connections. Touro College of Pharmacy is not just a place of learning; it's a platform for growth, innovation, and leadership. As ambassadors, we're excited to inspire and support you in your journey to pharmacy school.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. We're here to assist you in making your TCOP experience exceptional.”

Rhonda Moton

Rhonda Moton, P4

Admissions Student Ambassador

Hi! I am from Virginia Beach, VA. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergrad where I dual degreed in Biology and Psychology. While I'm at home, you can find me soaking up the sun on the beach, eating at new restaurants, and spending time with my family and friends. Everyone including myself has known from a young age that I would work in the healthcare field and I'm super excited to be on this pharmacy career journey! If you ever would like to reach out to me, feel free to contact me via email. Hope to see you soon!


Christina Numamoto, P2

Admissions Student Ambassador

Hello! I am a non-traditional student that has lived all over the world. I have my clinical license and advanced degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a result of working in the mental health field, I have many unique experiences and an interesting outlook on mental health and its impact on the community. This is also one of the major reasons that I am seeking my degree in Pharmacy at TCOP! My hobbies are running marathons and eating delicious food. I love dogs and adopted a terrier chihuahua mix, named Littlefoot. If you have any questions about the Touro experience, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Vishwanauth Persaud, P2

Admissions Student Ambassador

Greetings Everyone! Welcome to Touro! Although my name is Vishwanauth, I usually go by ‘Vish.’ I am a dual degree graduate from Herbert H. Lehman College where I completed my BSc in Biomedical Sciences, and BBA in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Accounting, and also an MPH graduate from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, School Of Public Health, where my final year thesis focused on, ‘Pharmaceutical Spending & Innovation: A Multivariable Analysis On Pharmaceutical Costs Allocation And Its Effects On Medical Innovation And Healthcare Progression.’ 

I’ve always been confident that I would be involved in the healthcare field ever since I was a child. I’ve also worked as a Pharmacy Technician ever since I moved to the US in 2018, at the age of 17, and I have been exposed to almost every facet of pharmacy ever since, and I continually fall in love with the profession.

I am deeply fascinated by the Clinical Pharmacy field, especially the Infectious Disease subfield. I also have interests in the fields of research, public health, and finance. Outside of academia, I am an avid tennis player, and I love to do anything outdoors-oriented, ranging from sightseeing, photography, hiking, camping, and fishing.

I am truly excited to have the opportunity to welcome you and aid in your transition to Touro College of Pharmacy, and I look forward to being of assistance to the best of my abilities!

Syeda Rahman, P4

Admissions Student Ambassador

Hi! I am very involved at TCOP and have served as the webmaster of NHPA, and the secretary of SNPhA, as well as a Student Ambassador. I love traveling and learning about different cultures. My passion is to use my knowledge from pharmacy school to help, educate and positively impact others. That’s why I’ve always wanted to be part of organizations such as SNPHA and NHPA, that contribute to helping minority communities. 

Alfusainey Samateh, P3

Admissions Student Ambassador

Greetings!  Hailing from The Gambia in West Africa, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lehman College. Subsequently, I pursued my studies further at Touro College of Pharmacy, where I am having enriching experiences.

Outside of my academic pursuits, I find joy in watching sports, particularly soccer, exploring diverse dining experiences, and cherishing quality time with my loved ones. If you have any inquiries or would like to connect, please feel free to get in touch with me.

Zumar Smith, P3

Admissions Student Ambassador

Hello! I was born in New York, but I was raised in Central Virginia. I returned to New York to for undergrad and earned my associate's and bachelor's degrees in biology from SUNY, Cortland. I developed my passion for pharmacy while spending time working as a pharmacy technician. In my free time, I enjoy sports, cooking, and learning/trying new activities. Touro College of Pharmacy gives a personalized experience in a smaller school setting and will help you explore your interests and career paths. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to connect, please reach out and any share my experiences.

Mohammed Umar, P3

Admissions Student Ambassador

Hello! As an enthusiastic advocate for pharmacy education and a proud representative of my institution, I am deeply committed to making a meaningful impact in the field of healthcare. My journey into pharmacy started with a strong foundation in biology, which I pursued during my undergraduate years at CUNY-Lehman College. There, I cultivated my passion for the sciences, ultimately leading me to embark on this exciting path towards becoming a pharmacist. I embarked on my academic journey in the United States after relocating from Ghana, West Africa, where I spent my formative years. This cross-cultural experience has enriched my perspective and allowed me to appreciate the diversity of healthcare practices and needs worldwide. As an undergrad student, I dedicated myself to my studies, majoring in biology. This rigorous program not only provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the biological sciences but also instilled in me the importance of research, critical thinking, and a strong work ethic.

However, my path to pharmacy has been marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and a commitment to improving healthcare. As a pharmacy student, I am eager to embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I am proud of my Ghanaian heritage and grateful to Touro College of Pharmacy for the educational experiences that have shaped me into the passionate and dedicated pharmacy student I am today. My journey has just begun, and I look forward to the exciting adventures that pharmacy school and my future career will bring.

Faisal Younus, P1

Admissions Student Ambassador

Welcome to Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP)! I am a passionate, motivated, Pakistani-American pharmacy student here at the TCOP. I will soon pursue a Masters in Public Health (MPH) program offered with New York Medical College through the PharmD/MPH collaborative program along with a Masters in Business Administration program offered with the Touro College of Business in the near future. Before joining TCOP’s family, I graduated from City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 2023 and I also became a certified pharmacy technician. During my undergraduate years, I had tried my best to learn as much as possible about biomedical research and pursued reading scientific literature within pharmacology and structural biology. In addition, I sought to help people by becoming a health professional which had landed me in the field of pharmacy, a perfect junction of healthcare and research. The committed TCOP faculty, the student support systems, the extracurriculars, and the dual-degree programs are only some of many reasons why you will be a successful pharmacist if you pursue your PharmD at TCOP. I am super ecstatic to be given the chance to aid in your transition to the college and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about the journey and transition. Hope to hear from you and see you on campus!

Meriel Zamora

Meriel Zamora, P3

Admissions Student Ambassador

Hello! I was born and raised in the Philippines where I got my Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy. I initially took pharmacy as a pre-med course but fell in love with it overtime. When I moved to New Jersey, I started working as a certified pharmacy technician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where I met inspiring pharmacists who encouraged me to pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Aside from pharmacy, I also love baking, cake decorating, watching movies and playing with my cats. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out or even just to say Hi. Hope to see you in school!