PDA Letter Article

SE Chapter Helps Students Build Bridge to Future

by Renee Morley, Chapter President, PDA Southeast Chapter

PDA South East Student Chapter

The PDA Southeast Chapter views engaging with local students in chapter events as critical to the longevity of the chapter.

On April 24, the chapter held an event at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. to showcase the chapter and encourage students to join the new student chapter.

Ryan Phillips, a former chair of the chapter’s student committee, spoke about the benefits of chapter membership and volunteer opportunities with the student chapter. He also shared his experiences volunteering for the Southeast Chapter as a treasurer and chair of the student committee.

The new student chapter will connect students with local industry professionals. Future student chapter events will include facility tours, presentations from industry experts and networking opportunities. Perhaps most importantly, future student chapter members will gain invaluable leadership skills and a resume-bolstering story to tell about creating a chapter!

The Southeast Chapter will offer support to student chapter leadership in planning activities, chapter structuring, financing, recruiting efforts and everything in between.

The student chapter at North Carolina State University will be holding elections after spring finals. The Southeast Chapter looks forward to working with the faculty and students to continue PDA’s mission of connecting people, science and regulation.

Special thanks to chapter member Sarah Perry, Kymanox, and PDA Southeast Chapter President-Elect Crystal Booth, PCS Biotech, for their support and assistance with this successful event.

PDA Who's Who

  • Crystal Booth, Regional Manager, PSC Biotech
  • Sarah Perry, Kymanox
  • Ryan Phillips, Sourcing Manager, bluebird bio