Tery Baskin Scholarship

Neha nadkarni

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy


Neha Nadkarni is a third-year student pharmacist at the Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She became involved in the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) as a first year pre-professional student in the program, and has continued to be deeply involved over the past five years. At the Rutgers chapter she has served as the Policy Vice President, President-Elect and President, and helped pioneer new patient care and professional development initiatives for her community and peers. She currently serves on the National Standing Committee on Member Engagement and enjoys supporting student pharmacists all across the nation through creating programming and resources. 

During her time as a student pharmacist Neha has been an advocate in her community. She has authored two proclamations for American Pharmacists Month signed by New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie and the Mayor of New Brunswick, and has championed the passing of the student pharmacist immunization bill in New Jersey. Neha is also an active student leader in other pharmacy organizations, serving as the Program Manager for her College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists chapter, previous Class of 2022 Class President, and student representative on the school’s Curriculum Committee. 

Neha is currently a pharmacy intern at CVS Health and the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS), and had previous internships at Walgreens and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Over the years she has developed a passion for public health and hopes to continue advocating for patient access to care and expanding the role of a pharmacist. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, cooking, hiking, and playing with her Goldendoodle Nico. She is immensely grateful for the unwavering support from her family, friends and mentors as she continues to grow and seize her moment.