Serving as the President of the PDA Southern California's student chapter for the 2018–2019 term has been my most memorable PDA experience yet. I had the chance to interact with multiple people from my school, the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), the Southern California Chapter and multiple industry professionals I met at PDA events. All these individuals continuously kept me inspired to grow the student chapter's presence in Southern California.
I appreciated the opportunity to represent the student chapter during Chapter Council meetings that featured representatives from PDA chapters across the globe. Many chapters, including the Australia, Pacific Northwest and West Coast Chapters, have asked for our recipe for success as they develop their own student chapters.
I got to know PDA through discussions with my regulatory affairs professor who happened to also be involved with PDA. I then made the decision to join after attending several events and learning more about PDA. I found that being involved with PDA helped me attain multiple skill sets, which proved to be very beneficial for my professional development.
I decided to pursue a master's degree in clinical and regulatory affairs to help me transition from academic research to the life science industry. From my research experiences, I realized that quality and regulatory are essential to ensure compliance with current regulations—an area sometimes neglected. I saw regulatory affairs as a way to act at another level, but still be involved in the huge process of delivering new treatments to patients.
I love hiking, traveling and photography!
Be a lifelong student who is always curious to pursue personal and intellectual growth.