Easterling Installed as TSSP President
Jenny Easterling (P2) will be installed as President of the Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists (TSSP) during the February 2010 meeting of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. Jenny chose to run for this position, in one of the nation's most active state pharmacy organization, because of its valuable opportunities. "I can represent the opinion of student pharmacists and can actively participate in the decision making process that could dictate what the future of the profession will be. This office also allows me to participate in the statewide meetings for networking with practicing pharmacists and student pharmacists from the five colleges of pharmacy across Tennessee."
Jenny is the youngest of three daughters of Dale and Lien Easterling. As a military family, they moved from their hometown of Mobile, Alabama, to numerous places in the southeast U.S. After attending high school in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jenny returned to her native state for college. Upon graduation from The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa with a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and worked for five years as a research assistant in Vanderbilt University Medical Centers Microbiology and Immunology Department.
Feeling a need for both direct patient interaction and a deeper knowledge of science, she sought different career options and found the wide spectrum of possibilities that the profession of pharmacy offers her, particularly in the clinical realm of healthcare. "I am passionate about the continuous expansion of pharmacists' roles in patient-centered care, and know that being involved in pharmacy organizations at the local, state, and national levels is the best route for me to contribute to the advancement of the pharmacy profession."