Jasmine B. Grandpre
Bridging the Gap Chair
Jasmine was born and raised in New Orleans, LA where she would later start her pharmacy journey. She decided at the age of 16 that she wanted to be pharmacist because of her love of chemistry and desire to use medicine to change the lives of those around her. Naturally, she chose Xavier University of Louisiana, where she is now a 4th year pharmacy student. Xavier currently remains the only Catholic HBCU in the country and a leading innovator in Pharmacy. Jasmine has been involved in SNPhA since she was a sophomore in her undergraduate study at Xavier. She later served as the Power to End Stroke CIC Coordinator, President-Elect, and finally President of the XULA SNPhA Chapter. Jasmine first joined SNPhA for the sense of family she felt around members and the genuine service done by the XULA chapter in the New Orleans community. Upon attending her first national conference, she experienced that same sense of family and service on an even greater, national level. She has met some of the most amazing and inspirational people through SNPhA and it is for these reasons that she committed herself to serving on the National Board. She attributes much of her success to the support of her home chapter.
At Xavier, Jasmine is also a part of other pharmacy, leadership, and service organizations, such as Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, and Rx Peers Orientation Leaders. During her time in pharmacy school she has enjoyed mentoring other pharmacy students as a Vanguard Interactive Mentor. She also tutored her favorite pharmacy classes, Biotechnology/Pharmacogenomics and Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacology. She is an initiate of the Delta Eta chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., where she serves as a Professional Development Chair. Jasmine works as a pharmacy intern at Walgreens Pharmacy and has been with the company for 3 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, experiencing new things, and spending time with loved ones.
Future professional goals for Jasmine include a PGY1 Pharmacy residency. She is currently interested in different areas of pharmacy, particularly internal medicine and ambulatory care. As a practicing clinical pharmacist, she would like to later teach and inspire the next group of student pharmacists.
As the 2018-2019 National Bridging the Gap Chair, Jasmine would like to continue connecting with SNPhAm from all over and helping connect members with each other. Most importantly, she plans to facilitate the creation of lasting relationships between NPhA and SNPhA members to ensure the continued success of both organizations, as one.