Home About Us Florida HOSA Board of Directors Regional Map of Florida HOSA Who’s Who in Florida HOSA State Officers Florida HOSA Alumni & Professional Association (FHAPA) Resources/Publications Starting a Chapter FAQ Calendar of Events Advisor/Teacher Resources Student Member Resources Florida HOSA Brand Florida HOSA Dress Policy Newsletters Scholarships Middle School Division Florida HOSA Bylaws Conferences Fall Leadership Development Academy (FLDA) State Leadership Conference (SLC) Regional Conferences Competitive Events Contact Us Rhea Pitale Pitalehosa@gmail.com Hometown Tampa School University of Florida Birthday September 15th Nicknames Ree-ree Favorite Food Risotto Favorite Subject in School Anatomy & Physiology Favorite Sports Team Women's gymnastics national team Hobbies I love to learn movie themes on piano, read, and make dances with friends. Pet Peeve Forks scratching on plates Best Book Ever Read True Colors by Doris Mortman My Most Embarrassing Moment When I was in elementary school, I wore fake glasses without lenses because I liked how they looked. Two years later I was prescribed corrective lenses. For 24 Hours, I Would Love to Trade Places With Paul Farmer If I had a Million Dollars, I would give a quarter of it to my family (mostly to my grandparents in India). With the remaining $750,000 I would create a chain of non-profit programs to feed the homeless in the developing world. Greatest Personal Accomplishment Being able to serve HOSA at the local, regional, and state level! Career Goals I aspire to become a physician and eventually contribute to overseas projects while statistically analyzing healthcare disparities. Future Discovery Anticipated Most I anticipate the in-depth analysis and comprehension of the functional areas of the brain, and the effects of hormone and chemical imbalances (on specific areas). Favorite Quote "Nourish your hopes, but don't overlook realities." - Winston Churchill I Love HOSA Because It represents the purpose and passion of members as an ambassador of health.