Peter Okorozo

peter okoroza

Peter graduated from UB in 2016 with a BS in pharmaceutical sciences, and is currently enrolled in the PharmD/MBA dual degree. Born in Queens NY, and raised in Nigeria, Peter knew the need for a better healthcare and how it would impact many lives in our communities.

As an alumni of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), he showed dedication in creating a pathway for the less privileged and giving them the inspiration to achieve a higher education. Peter was a campus health educator who collaborated with UNYTS to campaign on the need for organ donation. He also furthered his knowledge by conducting a Novartis-funded research project on drug delivery and its role on pancreatic cancer signaling resistance which he presented at the CSTEP Nationwide Conference, McNair Conference, and the UB Center of Undergraduate Research and Arts. Currently, he works as a pharmacy intern and uses that opportunity to educate patients on their medications.

Peter believes the WNY Prosperity Fellowship opened his eyes to the virtues of Western New York. As a PharmD/MBA student, he believes the region offers many resources and opportunities for a startup, including people who are willing to help others who are passionate and willing to make a difference. His journey to this point in his career wasn’t an easy one, and the Prosperity Fellowship still gives him the reason to keep pursuing his dreams to becoming an independent pharmacist in Western New York.