Wanda Hill, RPh, JD

Cues and Views

Authentic, strategic leader and advocate Wanda Hill, in brief.

August 26, 2022
2 Minutes
Wanda Hill, RPh, JD

Home: Raleigh, NC.  Age: Younger than Oprah; older than Beyonce.  Birthplace: A small town in Southern New Jersey.  Alma mater: Howard University College of Pharmacy (BS, Pharm), University of Maryland School of Law (JD).  

Recent recognition: “Thank you for making a difference in my life.”  Latest contribution to others: Serving as a board member for a nonprofit organization.  What are you particularly proud of? Starting a postgraduate regulatory affairs and policy fellowship program in the pharmaceutical industry, in partnership with an HBCU college of pharmacy.  What are you most passionate about? Making a difference in the lives of people and advocating for organizations that do the same.  

Personality profile: Extroverted introvert.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Interesting.  What word or phrase do you use far too often? Interesting.  Moral compass: My grandmother’s words of wisdom: Don’t be an educated fool.  What natural talent have you neglected? My artistic abilities.   What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Nurses and teachers.  

What emojis best describe you? 🤗🤔.

What was your first paying job? Working at a custard stand.  What was your favorite college course? Organic Chemistry, I and II.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? EZ Bake Oven.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Sense and Sensibility.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Work smarter not harder.  What is your go-to source of news and information? My mom.  

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Increasing diversity in STEM fields.  What change would you like to see in the world? Greater kindness.  What widely held belief do you reject? That doing good is a weakness.

As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A journalist or an artist.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? Photo albums.  What advice would you give your younger self? Don’t be so hard on yourself.  What day in your life would you choose to re-live? My wedding day.  

Personal mission: To have a positive impact on others and to leave them better than I found them.  Favorite quote: “Don’t be an educated fool” (my grandmother).  Desired epitaph: Well done.

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