Alumna P.J. Pitts uses Pacific pharmacy degree in Haiti relief effort
Pitts, Pharm.D. '09, has spent more than two years working on recovery and relief efforts in Haiti.
It’s been almost 2 ½ years since a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, but the relief effort is far from over. Only about half of the debris from the quake has been cleared, according to Oxfam. Only a fraction of the promised foreign aid has arrived, and more than a half million people are still living in tents, lacking basic necessities such as food, water or soap, let alone jobs.
P.J. Pitts, a 2009 graduate of Pacific University’s first pharmacy class, has been working to help since the beginning. She volunteered as a pharmacist in Haiti immediately after the quake and is continuing to work on trainings and projects for multiple humanitarian organizations in that country. She currently teaches classes at a new pharmacy school in New York, where she mentors American pharmacy students who spend two-week sessions helping in Haiti. She also is completing the paperwork to create a nonprofit charitable organization for Haiti.
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