Emily (Emy) Cooper is a fourth year PharmD Candidate at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Emy earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a Minor in History from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she pursued post-graduate service through Teach For America (TFA) because of her love for helping others and uplifting communities. After three years of teaching, she decided to attend pharmacy school where she could continue to empower communities through health education and services.
In pharmacy school, Emy’s love for community outreach lead her to SNPhA, where her passion quickly turned into purpose. She served as Chapter President-Elect and President, where she implemented new programs to help strengthen her chapter and provide new services to the communities in which she served. Emy implemented a Cultural Competency Workshop series that gave members the opportunity to evaluate how their actions impact others and the importance of accountability and advocacy. Additionally, she founded the First Annual Texas SNPhA Conference (SNPhACON), which allowed members in her state the opportunity to attend a conference free of cost, partake in workshops, meet community organizers and participate in a clinical skill competition. Emy’s dedication to SNPhA is best demonstrated by winning the Chauncey I. Cooper Excellence Award for Large Chapter of the Year in 2019, as well as being recognized as one of the Chapter President of the Year Finalist in 2020.
Outside of SNPhA, Emy is involved in Phi Lambda Sigma, where she served as Leadership Challenge Co-Chair. She has also served as the Pledge Master in Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. and is a voting member on the Board of Ethics and Policy Committee. Furthermore, Emy is a UHCOP tutor, teaching assistant, and research assistant, as well as an active member of both Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist. When she isn’t participating in pharmacy-related events, Emy enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and jogging.
As National Responding Secretary, Emy aims to continue moving SNPhA forward by providing our members with new opportunities and advocating for minority representation in the pharmacy profession. She is eager to implement efficient operating systems to help the Board and SNPhA members fulfill SNPhA’s mission. Emy is humbled to serve on the National Board. Though this year has brought many obstacles, Our Journey Continues and Emy is honored and enthusiastic to help SNPhA weather the storm!