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Sara Pepper

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

Sara Pepper, Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

What drew you to nursing?

My mom and grandmother were nurses, so I have been exposed to nursing my whole life. I just love the idea of helping others. I also want to travel, and nursing is a profession that can be universal.

What drew you to UW?

Both my parents attended the University of Wyoming, and I have been up for basketball and football games my whole life. I fell in love with Laramie and the University at a very young age. I knew I wanted to come here.

What drew you to Aspire?

I have always pursued leadership. It all started when I went on a National Outdoor Leadership School program the summer of 2010. I then continued to learn more about leadership and thought Aspire would be a great way to combine my love of nursing and leadership.

Scholastic Honors and Awards

  • Marcia Dale Aspire Scholars Program, UW FWWSON; April 2015 - Present

  • National Honor Society; 2012-2014 / Spanish National Honor Society; 2011-2012

  • Coaches Choice Award; 2013

  • Academic All-State First Team; 2012 and 2013

  • Graduated with highest honors from high school; 2014

Employment, Volunteer & Leadership Activities, Memberships

  • Employment
    Highlands Ranch Community Center, Recreation Center at Southridge, Lifeguard / March 2012-Present

  • Volunteer

    • Internal Philanthropy Chair, Tri-Delta Sorority; 2014-present

    • SLCE Alternative Spring Break, Puerto Rico; March 13-20, 2015

    • Relay for Life; April 2015

    • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital philanthropy through Tri-Delta: November 2014-present

    • Medical Supplies sorter, Project C.U.R.E.; November 2013 – August 2014

    • Peer, Unified Basketball and Soccer; August 2010 – February 2013

  • Leadership

    • National Outdoor Leadership School, Adventure Course: June 2010– July 2010

    • Captain of Lacrosse Team; 2013

    • HOSA Historian: August 2013-May 2014 (HOSA provides program of leadership development and recognition for students enrolled in health science education…or with interest in pursuing careers in health professions)

  • Membership

    • Tri-Delta Sorority Active Member: November 2014-Present

Career Exploration Projects

I have shadowed my mom in the NICU and Pediatric floors at her hospital for many years. I also had an internship with the STAR center in Littleton, Colorado. Specifically, I worked within their feeding clinic alongside Dr. Kay Tomey and several Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists.

Aspirations for College and Beyond

I want to travel right out of college and work as a travel nurse or volunteer my time as a nurse overseas in places of need. I want to get my Nurse Practitioner, then work in a PICU somewhere in Colorado or Wyoming. I love the west. I plan to stay here and raise a family.


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