Bridging the Gap Chair
Chidi Iroegbu is a third year student pharmacist at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. He was born in Nigeria and grew up in Houston, Texas. He developed a passion for serving others since his childhood, which was exemplified by his various volunteer experiences in high school. Due to SNPhA’s apparent leadership, goals, and impact on the community, he quickly became an active member of the UH-SNPhA family once he began his undergraduate studies. Eventually, Chidi served as the Community Outreach Co-Chair during the 2016-2017 school year, where he helped coordinate health fairs and foster positive relationships with various community centers to assist underserved populations in the Houston area. In addition to SNPhA, he is a proud member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc, where he currently serves as the Graduate Relations Sr. Chair. In this role, he has been instrumental in exhibiting the core values of Kappa Psi’s philanthropic endeavors by creating the chapter newsletter. He also holds active membership in the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). Additionally, he is a Pharmacy Extern at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling, exercising, listening to music, self-reflecting, and satisfying his taste buds with succulent sushi and mouth-watering steak. However, no food has surpassed his mom’s one-of-a-kind jollof rice. Chidi also enjoys watching and playing sports. He is a die-hard Houston Rockets fan and when he is not cheering for his favorite team in the Western Conference, he is debating with others on who should rule Westeros in Game of Thrones. In addition, Chidi’s positive attitude and social nature make meeting new people by far one of his greatest enjoyments.
As the National Bridging the Gap Chair, Chidi is committed on improving upon the NPhA/SNPhA mentoring program, increasing attendance of the Bridging the Gap events, and empowering members and leaders in finding their voice and passion for service. Chidi is humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the 2017-2018 National Bridging the Gap Chair and is fully committed in embodying SNPhA’s powerful campaign as set forth by National President, Darryl Lewis, “Connecting The P.I.E.C.E.S.” He is eager to begin working with the visionaries in the National Office and building upon the incredible momentum from the SNPhA chapters who stood together “One Mission. No Barriers!”