Region V Facilitator
Serena Clark is a fourth-year Pharm.D./MBA student at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy located in Birmingham, Alabama. Born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, she attended Tucker High School where she was a 3-sport varsity athlete in basketball, volleyball, and track and field. During her senior year, she signed a full-ride basketball scholarship to attend Clemson University, her track team was crowned state champions for the first time in school history, and she graduated top 10% of her class.
Her passion for pharmacy came at an early age and has since been the focus of her academic journey. After one year at Clemson University where she majored in Health Science, she transferred to East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and earned a dual B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry while minoring in Coaching. In addition to serving as team captain of the Women’s Basketball Team at ETSU, she was extremely active in multiple student organizations on campus including Health Occupations Students of America, Pre-Pharmacy Student Organization, ETSU’s BEST Mentoring Program, Vice-President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and Vice-President of the Rho Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Serena first became involved with SNPhA as an undergraduate student at ETSU where she participated in health events and community service projects. The organization’s mission of serving the underserved was apparent immediately and she knew she wanted to remain active in SNPhA as she began her pharmacy school journey at Samford University. She has served Samford’s SNPhA chapter as the smoking cessation chair, an alternate delegate, and most recently as chapter president. One of her most cherished moments as a SNPhA member was serving as the Registration and Welcome Committee Chair for the 2017 Regions I & II Conference hosted in Birmingham where she played an integral role in ensuring that over 350 students and pharmacists found their “Keys to the Magic City”.
Serena is ecstatic to be able to serve SNPhA as the 2018-2019 Region V Facilitator, and she is excited to inspire and work alongside the many student leaders on the West Coast! From the skills that she gained through her experiences, she looks forward to accomplishing many goals including developing existing chapters, increasing chapter collaborations, beginning the process of chartering more chapters in Region V, and encouraging all SNPhA members she encounters to find their Strength in Purpose by serving the underserved communities.