Meet your 2021–22 APhA–ASP National Executive Committee: Neha Nadkarni, National Member-at-large
Neha Nadkarni is a final-year PharmD candidate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.
Hi, everyone! I am incredibly honored and beyond excited to serve as one of your National Members-at-large and expand my "pharmily" this upcoming year. I was born in Mumbai, India; raised in Plainsboro, NJ; and currently attend the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.
I was first introduced to APhA–ASP in my first preprofessional year, when I had the opportunity to represent Rutgers as the chapter delegate at the APhA–ASP Midyear Regional Meeting and at the 2017 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. I left San Francisco inspired and energized and went on to serve as the vice president, president-elect, and president of the Rutgers APhA–ASP Chapter. The Rutgers APhA–ASP Chapter was truly my first pharmily. This past year, I served on the National Standing Committee on Member Engagement, and I have also had the honor of being the first-ever recipient of the Tery Baskin Scholarship through the APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program.
Some things that bring me joy outside of pharmacy are cooking/baking, learning new languages (I currently know six!), adding to my plant family, dancing, and playing with my goldendoodle, Nico. As a huge foodie, I'm determined to find the best brunch, bubble tea, and Korean barbeque spots wherever I go.
I am also a huge people person, and for this next year am excited to meet and engage with so many of you! I have absolutely loved my time with APhA–ASP thus far, and I cannot wait to see what the upcoming year brings. I look forward to working with the National Executive Committee as well as with each of you and your chapters for an amazing year ahead!
Five questions for … Neha Nadkarni
1. What show are you binging right now?
2. Which Disney character is most like you?
Ariel, because we are both ENFPs, and I had red hair back in the day!
3. What is your favorite ice cream?
Chocolate anything, lavender, or Earl Grey
4. If you could choose another career, what would you be?
Food critic/food blogger
5. What is your favorite season?