Welcome to our very first "Brand Ambassador of the Month" Spotlight! This month, we caught up with Brand Ambassador Kristina Telhami, a Pharmacy student living in Southern California, to learn a little bit more about her and her Element Apothec experience.
Tell us a little about yourself...
My parents were both born in the Middle East and moved to America soon after getting married. I was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the bay area. I went to San Diego State University where I got my BS in Chemistry. I graduated in 2017 and took a year off where I worked a pharmacy technician at Walgreens and applied to pharmacy school. I'm currently a 3rd year PharmD student at KGI School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA. My goal is to be an integrative pharmacist in the future because I truly believe we need both Eastern and Western aspects of medicine.
What are some of your interests or hobbies?
I love to workout and go on walks. With someone who struggles with anxiety, walking has been therapy for me. I also love to cook and find new paleo recipes. Although I am not paleo, I believe in a whole foods based diet and I love searching new recipes to make weekly! I love health and wellness and I spend a lot of my free time reading and learning.
If you were granted one wish, what would it be?
I wish I was able to support my entire family, but especially my parents. They have supported me throughout my entire life and I hope I can do the same for them.
What brought you to the Element Apothec Brand Ambassador Program?
I met Dr. Swathi Varanasi through my school where she spoke about CBD and its benefits. She talked about the company and why CBD is so important for us to learn about. I have used CBD for quite some time, but I personally do not trust every product out there. It is hard to find a good quality product with clean ingredients that actually works. Dr. Swathi reached out to me personally and asked me to be a part of the program. I couldn't help but say no and I am so excited to be working with them!
What is your favorite Element Apothec product? And why?
I have been using the 500 mg Rest, Relax, Recover | Tincture. I have NEVER slept better! I use it every night before bed and I have been sleeping through the night. I often struggle with waking up in the middle of the night, but this CBD has changed my life.
Tell us about your experience with CBD...
I have struggled with anxious feelings for a long time. Although I have managed it well through therapy, walks, meditation, and reducing stress, it still comes around. CBD has helped me more than I ever imaged.
Share one interesting fact about yourself...
I was baptized in Israel. I speak a little Arabic.
Describe your Element Apothec experience in one word...
Anything else you'd like people to know about you?
I love helping people! Anytime someone has questions or asks me about health and wellness, I get so excited. This is the stuff I am passionate about and I am always eager to learn more. I also struggled with a lot of health issues and that is why I am so passionate about health and wellness. I had amenorrhea for 8 years and have been dealing with stomach issues for 12 years. This is why I do what I do and want to teach people what I have learned throughout my struggles.
Thank you, Kristina, for sharing your story with us and for being a part of the Element Apothec family. Check back next month for a new Brand Ambassador of the Month spotlight!