Raena D. Rhone
Raena D. Rhone is a fourth year PharmD Candidate at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (UNC) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and a Minor in Business Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. At Baylor, Raena was a decorated Division I track and field athlete and Captain of the Women’s Track and Field Team. There, she enjoyed using her platform to tutor her fellow student-athletes and coach young students in the Waco community.
As she found her passion for serving others through academics and athletics, Raena also desired to continue serving others in her career. She was first introduced to pharmacy by her mother, Denise Rhone, who is a pharmacist and a former SNPhA Chapter Secretary at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. After hearing about its selfless mission from fellow UNC students, SNPhA was the first organization that Raena joined in pharmacy school. Ever since, she has been dedicated to serving the underserved through pharmacy and empowering minority pharmacists to reach new heights in their careers. Raena has served in various roles within the UNC SNPhA chapter. These include the Bridging the Gap Coordinator for the 2018 Regions I and II Conference, the chapter’s first Mental Health Initiative Chair, and the 2018-2019 Chapter President. Raena’s favorite aspect of leading her SNPhA chapter was helping fellow students become more confident serving individuals representing cultures different than their own.
Outside of SNPhA, Raena enjoys tutoring pharmacy students through the Rho Chi Society and tutoring student-athletes as well. Raena has served as the Leadership and Professional Development Chair of her Phi Lambda Sigma Chapter and a volunteer at her school’s interdisciplinary health clinic. She is also a member of Industry Pharmacists Organization, and worked at UNC Hospitals as a Hematology and Oncology Intern for two years. Outside of pharmacy, Raena enjoys traveling and embracing different cultures, listening to self-development audiobooks, cooking, exercising, and watching talent shows on TV.
As National Corresponding Secretary, Raena looks forward to empowering members to serve the community in innovative ways and to grow personally and professionally. She is also looking forward to helping the National Board stay organized and encouraged so that they can carry out SNPhA’s mission effectively. Raena is humbled to serve on the National Board and is excited to help SNPhA leave its L.E.G.A.C.Y.