Kathy E. Monangai
Kathy E. Monangai is a PharmD Candidate (Class of 2020) at 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 the fall of 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.
Kathy is an active student member of the American Clinical College of Pharmacy, Lambda Kappa Sigma Pharmacy Fraternity, and Phi Lambda Sigma. She is also involved in the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists. Kathy joined the Pitt Pharmacy SNPhA executive team in March 2017 as the Chapter President-Elect. During her following year serving as Chapter President, she built upon one of the first University of Pittsburgh Interprofessional Health Sciences Black History events to include five different disciplines, was a part of the efforts to win a bid to host the 2020 SNPhA Region 1 and 2 Conference, 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 watching all the tv shows and sometimes movies she misses during the school year. Reading is something that she loves to do and is purposeful in finding the time to do so. Outside of that, she loves spending time with her family and friends, exercising, and growing in her faith. Her post-graduate interests include completing a pediatric PGY-1 pharmacy residency program, followed by another year of training to prepare her for an ambulatory care setting focused on preventative health and patient education.
As National Vice President, Kathy is excited to increase members’ professional development by creating patient cases for the Regional and National Clinical Skills Competitions sponsored by The Kroger Company. She is also very passionate about mentorship, collaboration, and growth and hopes to help foster SNPhA chapters’ relationships through the Chapter Achievement Partners (CAPs) Program. Kathy is honored to serve as a member of this year’s National Board and looks forward to having our vision today create a L.E.G.A.C.Y for SNPhA tomorrow!