Jessie Nia Hwang
Jessie Nia Hwang is a fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at Saint Louis College of Pharmacy in Saint Louis, Missouri. Prior to moving to Saint Louis, MO for pharmacy school, Jessie lived in Atlanta, Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Spelman College in 2010. Jessie has been involved with SNPhA on a local level upon arrival to pharmacy school, serving as the immediate past Legislative/Membership Benefits/Immigration Chair. She believes that SNPhA is the one organization that lived up to her own personal and professional values. Jessie has not only embodied the passion to help others, but always felt it mandatory to provide opportunities for others to strive and achieve, as she was not always afforded.
Jessie is currently an active member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. and a current Student Ambassador for Saint Louis College of Pharmacy. She was also recruited to be a member of the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy's inaugural Student Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she will assist in the goals to revitalize the following: the culture, campus life, and bridging the gap between administration and student body. In her spare time, she serves as a volunteer at Saint Louis Children's Hospital. In the three year interim from undergraduate graduation to professional school matriculation, Jessie continued to remain involved as an active alumna, supportive mentor and leader to non-profit community service organization members at Spelman College and corporate colleagues.
As the National President-Elect, Jessie plans on carrying out the 2014- 2015 presidential theme of "Stabilizing Our Foundation to Solidify Our Future." Jessie is humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the 2014-2015 National President-Elect and is ready to work collaboratively with other organizations to propel SNPhA and the profession of pharmacy further. Jessie believes we need to become the social catalysts in our communities who develop effective and innovative solutions to address health and medical challenges. As future health professionals, Jessie believes there is a sense of urgency and obligation to support the communities that lie amongst us all. It is time for us to be the change we want to see.