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Rho Chi Executive Board Member Insight: Elizabeth Mo

By: Mohammad A. Rattu, Pharm.D.  [PGY-1 Resident at VA NYHHS]

We sometimes need to step back and look at our foundations for success.  Without the support of past and present Rho Chi executive boards, there would be no Rho Chi Post newsletter.  From our May to September issues, we will learn about each of our local chapter’s board members on a more personal level.  Our insight will predominantly include their nicknames, hobbies, favorite quotes, reasons for accepting the Rho Chi invitation, and motivations for becoming part of the executive board.

Our fourth executive board member insight is with Elizabeth Mo, current fourth year student pharmacist and Secretary of Rho Chi at St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Professionals.

Q: We all have nicknames, for one reason or another.  What have people called you, either in the past or right now in college?
A: People seem to keep it simple with my nickname: Liz! 

Q: Hah, that was short and sweet!  So, what are some of the things that you like doing outside of pharmacy
A: Well, I like trying new foods and baking some on my own.  I also enjoy exercising and traveling when given the chance.

Q: I could just imagine how involved you would be during our local restaurant weeks, sampling the varieties and coming up with your own!  So, what is your favorite quote?
A: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Q: That is very interesting!  Now, when you received an invitation to join the Rho Chi Academic Honor Society, why did you accept it?
A: Since I heard about the prestigious invitation-only honor society that accepted only the top 20% of each class, I strived to remain academically competitive.  Therefore, when the invitation came, I was quite ecstatic that my hard work paid off!

Q: Definitely have been there – learning about opportunities and working toward successes.  Finally, what was your impetus for applying to an executive board position?
A: I wanted to become more active as a student pharmacist and not just bury my head in my notes.  Additionally, being on the executive board would require me to be a leader and team player.  I felt that leadership and teamwork were never my strongest points, but with a desire to improve these skills and become more involved in pharmacy, it seemed natural to run for a position.

We thank Elizabeth for taking the time to provide us with this insight, and look forward to highlighting the other Rho Chi executive board members.

If you have any additional questions for Elizabeth, please email her at: [email protected]

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