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Student Spotlight: Regina Munsch

Regina Munsch (ENGR ’20), Dental Medicine Class of 2024, has been hailing to Pitt for most of her life.

Her favorite childhood memories include tailgating at Pitt football games and cheering at Pitt basketball games—but that’s no surprise when you learn that she’s a proud Pitt legacy student. Her mom, Roslyn Munsch (A&S ’80), and sister, Maria Munsch (ENGR ’14), even lit her lantern at the 2016 Lantern Night ceremony—symbolizing the passing of light and love of learning from one generation to the next.

Her clinical experiences and myriad Pitt faculty members taught Regina a lot, and she has really enjoyed the mentorship she experienced throughout her undergraduate and graduate education.

“I feel like I have a strong community of mentors and soon-to-be colleagues that I can lean on and learn from,” she says. Some mentors had academic careers, others used to be in private practice and some are working part-time and still practicing. “It has been such a privilege to be exposed to different trains of thought; I feel like it has made me a better problem-solver and clinician.”

Regina’s education will continue as she trains under Andrea Goldin (DEN ’10) to complete a one-year general practice residency at the Washington, D.C., Veterans Affairs Medical Office. Her long-term goal is to become a general dentist.

Regina has been active in campus activities in both undergraduate and graduate programs at Pitt. She is the president of Pitt’s chapter of the American Student Dental Association and has used her leadership skills to create fun experiences for her classmates and friends at Pitt Dental Medicine. During her undergraduate years, she played trumpet with the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band and was the president of the Blue and Gold Society, which gave her the opportunity to represent and serve the University.

“I truly feel like I got to experience everything that Pitt has to offer!”