"Femininity is not a barrier to becoming an effective leader."
Aeryana Beaudrie-Nunn is not pursuing a pharmacy degree for salary or prestige. For this class of 2021 student, it’s all about applying her strengths, making a difference for those in need. Though her education is ongoing, Beaudrie-Nunn feels her most significant accomplishment so far is competing in the National Clinical Administrator Relationship Improvement Organization’s interprofessional case competition. Working with students from other health science disciplines, she created a root-cause analysis on the opioid crisis in West Virginia.
Beaudrie-Nunn has been inspired by the number of women in the pharmacy profession today. “Femininity is not a barrier to becoming an effective leader. In contrast, it is one of the many strengths contributing to vision, perseverance, empathy, passion, and adaptability in leadership,” she said. Looking ahead, her career goals are to pursue clinical leadership in critical care, and to participate in medical missions with humanitarian aid organizations.
Oct. 12 is National Women Pharmacist Day. The College of Pharmacy is recognizing women leaders in pharmacy this week - UA students and alumni - to learn about the impact they have contributed to the profession. Read more inspirational stories on social media by searching for #WomenPharmacistDay.
Aeryana is pictured on the far left.
|Alli Benjamin, APR
Director of Communications