Community involvement has always been an important part of Rachel Albright’s life. For more than two years, the chemistry minor has interned at Moffitt Cancer Center’s Department of Neuro-Oncology, assisting some of the state’s top oncologists with brain tumor research and attending numerous lectures and conferences.

“Meeting the individuals who have been influenced by our research was by far the most motivating part of my work and the thing that makes all the long hours and repeated experiments worth the effort to move forward,” said Albright. She has also volunteered in multiple cancer awareness walks such as Relay for Life and Making Strides as part of her participation as a treasurer in the Undergraduate American Medical Women’s Association.

Albright, who has been accepted into the Dr. William School of Podiatric Medicine, will use her combined coursework as an advantage to seeing the profession not only  from a physiological and scientific point of view but also from a managerial and economic perspective.  Comparing the relationship between doctor and patient to manager and employee, Albright believes there is a commonality between the two concentrations that will make her a more well-rounded professional.