Keeana J. Ross
Region III Facilitator
Keeana Ross is a fourth year PharmD Candidate at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. She is originally from Queens, New York, but grew up mostly in Columbia, South Carolina. Keeana received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2017. There she was very involved in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and served as Chapter President during her senior year where she helped to significantly increase the chapter’s on campus presence and community involvement. A significant achievement of hers during this time was revamping the organization’s Pre-College Initiative, a program aimed at introducing underrepresented youth to engineering opportunities through mentorship and on-campus visits. Keeana attributes this to be the spark of her passion for working with underserved and underrepresented communities.
Keeana knew SNPhA would be her pharmacy home after attending the organizations’ fair during her first year orientation. She felt SNPhA had a strong mission statement that was very worthy of standing behind. Since that day, Keeana has dedicated her time and effort to serving the underserved while encouraging the development and sustainability of minority pharmacists. While a part of the MUSC SNPhA chapter, Keeana served as P1 liaison, president-elect, and chapter president.
Outside of SNPhA, Keeana has served as Vice President of her college’s Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) chapter, Generation Rx Co-Chairperson of her APhA-ASP chapter, a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and a charter officer of the college’s Industry Pharmacists Organization(IPhO) chapter.
Keeana has especially cherished the interprofessional opportunities she’s been afforded due to attending a Medical University such as being an active member of several campus-wide organizations. Having recently completed her MBA in May 2020 through the concurrent PharmD/MBA program, Keeana also enjoys being a member of the MBA Alumni Association at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, Do It Yourself projects, and spending time with friends.
As Keeana begins her journey as Region III Facilitator, she feels both excited and honored to dedicate her efforts to an organization that has given so much to her. She hopes to empower her region’s Chapter Presidents to find new and creative ways to lead their chapters in serving the community during these challenging times. Keeana looks forward to contributing to the National Board and getting to work making sure Our Journey Continues.