About Saige Clark
After leaving Florida, we headed west to Xavier University of Louisiana where we met Saige Clark. Saige is an aspiring pharmacist at Xavier’s College of Pharmacy who is also pursuing a dual degree in chemistry. Xavier is considered one of the top three producers in the country of African Americans with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Xavier University of Louisiana, 2021) and Saige intends to be counted in that number as well.
Saige is originally from Lutcher, Louisiana and graduated with honors in the top ten academic ranking of her class from St. Charles Catholic High School in Laplace, LA. In high school, Saige was an avid player on the basketball team for 4 years as well as active in the school’s French and Math clubs.
When asked what it meant to her to attend an HBCU to pursue her dream of becoming a pharmacist, Saige replied, “It means a lot to attend an HBCU because the experience feels like I’m surrounded by family. After visiting my college of choice, I felt an instant connection. I will be the seventh Xavier graduate in my family.”
We also asked Saige what her inspiration was for pursuing an education in STEM. Her answer was, “I have always been strong in science and math and made good grades. I decided to pursue an education in STEM because I want to be able to help people of color who face health disparities.” In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in our country, we are thrilled to have someone of Saige’s academic caliber with a passion for people gearing up to help us in this public health fight. We know that her impact will be felt far and wide as her personal mantra states, “I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams!”
Xavier University of Louisiana. (2021). Expand Your Opportunities in Pharmacy: Our Mission.