Taylor P. McClelland is a fourth year PharmD/MPH Candidate at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL. She is originally from Gulfport, MS and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Minor in Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana. While at Xavier, Taylor served as the Student Coordinator of a Chemistry Outreach Program tailored to junior-high and high-school students from underserved schools in New Orleans, LA for 2 years and was subsequently awarded the Chemistry Service Award, awarded to the student who performed the greatest amount of service for the entire Chemistry Department.
It was through the coordination of this program that Taylor realized her love for serving the underserved and providing valuable education for others. These two passions lead her to the field of pharmacy. Taylor was introduced to SNPhA through her work with the American Chemical Society Chemistry Club at Xavier. Their passion for service and mentorship inspired her to join the organization when she began pharmacy school. She knew that she wanted to be as involved as possible in the organization and served as P1 Liaison, Historian/Membership/PR Chair, and Vice-President/RTR Chair over the course of her P1 - P3 years in her local chapter. Her favorite activities in the chapter include serving patients directly and helping her SNPhAm come up with creative ideas to benefit the community.
In addition to her roles in SNPhA, she served as Chapter President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and Philanthropy Chair of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. She also worked within the International Committee of APhA and Industry Committee of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists. In 2018, Taylor began a 2-year Acute Care Internship Program with UAB Hospital. Aside from pharmacy, Taylor finds pleasure in baking, cooking, singing, traveling, and theatre.
In her role as National Corresponding Secretary, Taylor hopes to cater SNPhA to every member, enhancing them professionally and expanding their network. She also hopes to aid the National Board in becoming a more cohesive and effective team to greater serve its members. Taylor is honored to serve in this position and is looking forward to continuing SNPhA’s journey.