Brittney Kessel
Academic Resident, DIC 509-358-7634 HSB 201E Spokane


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Creighton University School of Pharmacy

About Me

I grew up in Mukilteo, Washington and received my bachelor’s degree in Biology at Seattle University before moving to Omaha, Nebraska to attend Creighton University for my pharmacy education. I am currently the Drug Information and Academic Resident at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. I have been pursuing pharmacy since my sophomore year of high school. During undergraduate education, I conducted research in pre-clinical drug development and then I did organic synthesis and pharmacokinetic research throughout pharmacy school. Through these experiences, I found I enjoyed being at the forefront of newly approved medications and disseminating drug information that improves patient care.

In my spare time I like to…

I spend my free time reading, playing or watching sports, hiking, watching TV, and spoiling my cat.

Why WSU?

When searching for a residency program, I was drawn to WSU because of their affiliations and opportunities for me to broaden my experience in both drug information and teaching. It was an added bonus that I got to move back to the Pacific Northwest from the Midwest.

My Favorite Quote

“I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself” – Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation


  • Viatris Excellence in Pharmacy Award – recognizes high scholarship and superior proficiency in providing drug information
  • Robert I. Garis Memorial Scholarship – awarded to a student that demonstrates a commitment to scholarship and advocating for patients and pharmacists in a managed care setting.