Current LAPPE Students-The woodlands

Natalie Benner
ngbenner@houstonmethodist.org

Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy


Natalie intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in a clinical area of interest with the hope of obtaining a clinical pharmacy specialist position after residency. Her current areas of interest include infectious diseases, oncology, and medication safety. Currently, Natalie is an active member of the Rho Chi Honor Society and the Pharmaceutical Association of the Middle East and South Asia (PhAMSA). She previously served as secretary of the Rho Chi Honor Society and PhAMSA. Outside of pharmacy, Natalie enjoys hiking, running, baking, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. Her electives at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital include oncology, critical care, and pharmacy administration/management.


Research project: Effect of pharmacy-driven MRSA screening project for respiratory tract/sepsis indications on antimicrobial days of therapy


Alma Mendoza 
agmendoza@houstonmethodist.org

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Pharmacy School: Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy


Alma intends to pursue a PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency in one of her clinical areas of interest, which include oncology, cardiology, and critical care. Currently, she is a member of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), and Rho Chi Honor Society. She previously served as SNPhA’s Power To End Stroke Co-Chair and SSHP’s Antibiotic Awareness/Medication Safety Co-Chair. In her free time, Alma enjoys cycling, painting, and spending time with family and friends. Her electives at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital include oncology, critical care, and pharmacy administration.


Research project: Evaluate utilization of intravenous insulin regular in the emergency department