Chapter of Initiation: Alpha Zeta
Alumni Chapter: Alpha Zeta
Educational Background: Doctor of Pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy. August 2009 to May 2015
Current Employment: Clinical Pharmacist for a pharmacy benefit management company
Fraternity Experience: No Grand Council Office experience
- Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity – Alpha Zeta Alumni Chapter
Member, May 2015 to present
Vice President, August 2018 to present
- Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity – Alpha Zeta Chapter
Member, September 2010 to May 2015
Greek Council Delegate, January 2013 to May 2014
Social Media Liaison Officer, November 2012 to December 2013
Chaplain Officer, November 2011 to December 2012
- Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association
Chicago Chapter Liaison, August 2019 to present
- Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Member, May 2017 to present
Interests and Community Activities: Over the years I’ve volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, a Christian non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. My husband and I also attend a small group with our church on a biweekly basis. We also enjoy hiking and learning more about survivalism (though we’re only dipping our toes!). I enjoy going out to restaurants and spending time with my friends and family. I’ve developed a small hobby of collecting makeup, learning new makeup techniques, and watching YouTube videos related to makeup and the beauty community.
Grand Council Goals: Development is essential for any organization, and the growth of our fraternity in the form of chartering new (and old) chapters is important for us to continue to support more women in pharmacy. I chose to go to St. Louis for college, but my home is in Chicago. I brought up a notion at the 2017 Atlanta Convention’s alumni meeting that it would be wonderful for a chapter of LKS opened in the Chicago area. Chicago is the third-largest city in the US … how are we not represented here?! There are FIVE pharmacy schools and ZERO active LKS chapters. It breaks my heart that Gamma Chapter from UIC is inactive and that the city that I love is filled with KY and PDX pride. As Grand Vice President for Development, my personal goal would be to bring LKS back to Chicago (and other cities, of course).
As a young alumni member, I also see opportunities in developing new grad relationships within the fraternity. As GVPD I would like to see LKS create new tools and programs to foster easier transitions from collegiate to alumni members. We need to identify and provide members with the benefits of continuing membership.
In addition to chapter and member development, I hope to represent LKS in the corporate world too. I work as a clinical pharmacist for a pharmacy benefit management company, the pharmacy benefit manager for UnitedHealth Group, currently a Fortune 6 company. In my immediate circles, I only have one coworker who is an inactive LKS alumna (Julia Marryshow from Alpha Nu, University of Kentucky), but it is known among my peers that I have LKS pride. In addition to applying for this position, I have also applied for an opportunity to learn more about leadership through my company’s Emerging Leadership Program. Through that program, I hope to learn new management skills and make new professional connections, and I would love to represent LKS and Grand Council there as well.
Thank you for the opportunity to run for this position. I absolutely love LKS, and I would be honored to serve the fraternity as Grand Vice President for Development.