Kathy E. Monangai
Kathy E. Monangai is a PharmD graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She was raised in Roseland, New Jersey by Cameroonian immigrants with an older and younger brother. As a first-generation Cameroonian-American, her parents have instilled certain values in their children. Those include the importance of their roots, the need to help the less fortunate, and the power of education. Her SNPhA journey started in 2013 during her first undergraduate semester at Pitt. She was so excited to be surrounded by people passionate about the advancement of minority student pharmacists and healthcare of the underserved.
Dr. Monangai was an active student member of the Student Clinical College of Pharmacy, Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity, and Phi Lambda Sigma. She was also involved in the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International. While serving in 2018 as Pitt's Chapter President, she built upon one of the first University of Pittsburgh Interprofessional Health Sciences Black History events to include five different disciplines and led a group of student pharmacists as the first student organization to represent the School of Pharmacy at the new university-sponsored Community Engagement Center Homewood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In her spare time, Kathy loves going to museums in new cities that she has the chance to visit, looking at contemporary art, listening to music, and finding just the perfect Netflix series. Reading is something that she loves to do and purposefully finds the time to do so. Outside of that, she loves spending time with her family & friends, exercising, and growing in her faith. She is a current PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Her future training will prepare her for a pediatric ambulatory care setting, public health initiatives, and academia.
While previously serving as the National Vice President, Kathy she expanded the organization's partnership with our sponsors at Wolters Kluwer and solidified her SNPhA L.E.G.A.C.Y by spearheading the efforts for growing the organization to the largest it had ever been at over 5,300 members. She is very passionate about mentorship, collaboration, and growth and hopes to help the current national board foster SNPhA chapters’ relationships and professional development. Kathy is honored to serve as a National Executive Consultant and work with SNPhA members as Our Journey Continues!