Washington State University
Kennedy Erickson is a 2nd-year student pharmacist at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prior to pharmacy school, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Western Washington University. She is originally from Olympia, Washington.
During her time as a student pharmacist, Kennedy has been passionate in her involvement with the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists. She has served as APhA-ASP Chapter President-elect, worked on the 2020 National Nomination Committee, and has attended Mid-Year Regional meetings both in Missoula and virtually. She is also very involved in other pharmacy associations including the Washington State Pharmacy Association and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. Lately, she has been participating in drive-thru immunization clinics, COVID-19 testing sites, and has been giving virtual presentations to colleges in her area on contraceptive accessibility.
Outside of involvement with APhA, Kennedy served as a class representative on her Pharmacy Student Advisory Council at her college of pharmacy, as well as a student ambassador. She currently holds a job as a pharmacy intern at a community pharmacy in Spokane, Washington, as well as a research assistant at her college. Her professional interests include advocating for the practice of pharmacy, learning more about diversity, equity, and inclusion, mentoring other students, and teaching.