2018 Paul Pumpian Scholarship

Kari Allan

Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale



Kari Allan is a final year student at the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University prior to pharmacy school, where she graduated with a degree in linguistics. After working as a pharmacy technician and later, a technician supervisor, she eagerly began pharmacy school at Midwestern.

She first developed a passion for the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) as a first-year student pharmacist while serving as Chair of Operation Heart, and as Chapter President the following year. This year, she has continued to be involved with APhA-ASP as a member of the Student Pharmacist Editorial Advisory Board. In addition to her involvement with APhA-ASP, Kari is also an active member of the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Arizona Pharmacy Association, and as a Student Ambassador at her college of pharmacy.

Children and pediatric pharmacy have been a huge part of Kari’s life. As a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Arizona, she has learned a great deal about children’s’ resiliency (and Snapchat) from her Little Sister. She is also thrilled to work as a pharmacy intern at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Her future professional interests include pediatrics and emergency medicine and she hopes to complete PGY-1 and PGY-2 residencies in one of these specialties. Kari aspires to one day serve in a clinical capacity in a pediatric emergency department, working to progress pharmacy’s role in interdisciplinary healthcare teams.