2017 Mary Munson Runge Scholarship Recipient

AiSha Shokoya

Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy


Aisha Shokoya is a third-year student pharmacist at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy in West Palm Beach, Florida. Originally born in Lagos, Nigeria, Aisha has had the opportunity to live in various countries including Canada and the Netherlands. In high school she completed the International Baccalaureate program and 3 years of undergraduate studies specializing in pharmacology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Before pharmacy school Aisha competed in Track and Field for over 6 years, competing internationally in places like Germany, Holland and Quebec.

Aisha currently serves as the Palm Beach Atlantic University APhA-ASP Chapter President, where she has started the chapter’s first magazine publication and assisted in a variety of community outreach events. Her defining moment with APhA-ASP occurred when she went to her first Midyear Regional Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia as a first-year student and presented her chapter’s policy to the House of Delegates that ultimately got passed. With her great passion for the field of pharmacy, Aisha has been actively involved since she started pharmacy school, holding leadership positions with her local ACCP and SNPhA chapters and also being very involved at the state level, serving on two professional councils with the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She also serves as a board student trustee for the Florida Pharmacy Foundation.

Aside from her extensive involvement at both the university and state level, Aisha has received the honors of Dean’s List, induction into the Rho Chi pharmaceutical honor society, and also just recently the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS).

Professionally, Aisha currently interns at Kindred Hospital and appreciates the increasing clinical roles pharmacists play in order to improve patient outcomes. Thus, she plans to pursue a residency after graduation and ultimately become a clinical pharmacy specialist in a field of her dreams.

During her downtime she enjoys going to the gym, playing with her cat Simba, and traveling.