Current Pharmacy Residents

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents


Sheridan Boyd (2021-2022)

  • Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
  • Pharmacy Education: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? As a student, when searching for residency programs, I knew I wanted to complete a residency at an institution that consisted of a wide variety of rotations and diverse patient population. I also strived to be a part of a pharmacy team that is supportive and challenging. I am confident that my choice at Texas Children’s Hospital will help me learn and grow.
  • Areas of Interest: Critical Care (specifically, the NICU), Hematology/ Oncology
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Travel to Paris
  • Favorite animated movie: Moana and HOME
  • What I like to do for fun: I enjoy traveling, hanging out with family and friends, and binge watching television shows!

Jaelyn Pulkrabek (2021-2022)

  • Hometown: Eldora, Iowa
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? When looking for a PGY1 program, I was drawn to Texas Children’s Hospital for the diverse patient population, outstanding pharmacy preceptors, and their strong core values. With the unmatched support system, I knew this program could guide my development as an independent practitioner through a variety of intellectually rigorous learning experiences, setting a strong foundation of clinical knowledge, developing research competency, and refining preceptor skills.
  • Areas of Interest: Solid Organ Transplant, Critical Care, Infectious Disease
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Visit Greece! I love to travel and would go anywhere, but Greece is at the top of my list!
  • Favorite animated movie: Cinderella
  • What I like to do for fun: In my free time, I like to spend time at home with my dogs, try new restaurants, attend sporting events, and take weekend trips to the beach!

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents


Molly Esordi (2021-2022)

  • Hometown: Grosse Ile, Michigan
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Michigan; PGY1 Children’s Hospital Of Michigan
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? After my PGY1 year in pediatrics I knew that I wanted a PGY2 year that would challenge me in new ways and take me to the next level of my career. With the wide variety of clinical rotations, number of preceptors and research opportunities TCH had to offer I knew that this was exactly what I was looking for. Additionally, I could truly tell how invested preceptors were in residents’ growth and success. They were both motiving and caring which is exactly what I need to achieve both my professional and personal goals.
  • Areas of Interest: Critical care, cardiac critical care, transplant
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Travel to Hawaii, Bermuda and Turks and Caicos
  • Favorite animated movie: UP
  • What I like to do for fun: playing golf, everything related to football season, spending time with family and friends and exploring new restaurants and Houston hang outs!

Duong Nguyen (2021-2022)

  • Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Florida
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? Texas Children’s Hospital’s dedication to patients, research, and education align with my goals as a pharmacy resident. The pharmacy preceptors are all very passionate in optimizing care for patients while nurturing an environment for research and teaching. I am confident that my training at Texas Children’s will develop the skills I need to provide the utmost care for children in the future.
  • Areas of Interest: Critical care and emergency medicine
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Hike Machu Picchu
  • Favorite animated movie: Toy Story and A Goofy Movie
  • What I like to do for fun: Trying new food and going on adventures

PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residents


Riley Jackson (2021-2022)

  • Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
  • Pharmacy Education: Auburn University
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? Extensive opportunities in informatics and positive work culture
  • Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Informatics and Medication Safety
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: The other 3 Grand Slams (Wimbledon, French Open, and Australian Open)
  • Favorite animated movie: Toy Story
  • What I like to do for fun: Tennis

Concurrent MS and PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residents


Lily H. Tran, PharmD (2020 – 2022)

  • Hometown: Austin, TX
  • Pharmacy Education: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? When looking at prospective residency programs, I strived to find an institution that would challenge my leadership skills and clinical knowledge. I also wanted to be a part of an institution that has a reputation for innovation and excellence. I looked for a program that would develop my critical thinking skills and provide me with an extensive understanding of pharmacy operations while offering me a supportive and engaging environment. After meeting with the program, I immediately knew that Texas Children's Hospital is where I wanted to be. Additionally, I was thrilled to be a part of The Houston Program and have the chance to collaborate with other residents within the Texas Medical Center. It was apparent that my training at TCH would provide me the essential skills and experience to become an exceptional pharmacist and leader.
  • Areas of Interest: Executive Leadership, Operational management
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Snorkeling in Hawaii!
  • Favorite animated movie: Finding Nemo and Coco
  • What I like to do for fun: Swimming, trying new restaurants, shopping, cooking/baking, and spending time with my family and friends!

Demetria Peroulas (2021-2023)

  • Hometown: Knoxville, TN
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
  • Why did you choose Texas Children's Hospital? When searching for a residency program, I was looking for an institution that could provide the necessary resources and training to help me develop into an excellent leader in pharmacy. Texas Children’s Hospital offered exactly what I was looking for while combining my love for pediatrics and pharmacy administration. I knew the robust administrative experiences and unique clinical rotations offered at TCH could help me create a strong foundation on which to learn and grow. I recognized early on that TCH cultivates a learning environment that encourages innovation and collaboration, which was an important quality to me. I also chose Texas Children’s Hospital because of the continuous support the director, coordinators, and preceptors provide to residents throughout the program, which was evident to me during every step of the interview process. In addition to the vast opportunities available at TCH, I was excited to be a part of The Houston Program and collaborate with fellow pharmacy administration residents within the Texas Medical Center.  
  • Areas of Interest: Executive Leadership, Ambulatory Operations, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: travel to all 50 states
  • Favorite animated movie: Anastasia and How to Train Your Dragon
  • What I like to do for fun: traveling, exploring/trying new areas or restaurants in Houston, reading, going to the movies or for walks in the park, spending time with family/friends

Global Hope Fellowship (Non-ASHP Accredited)


Kathy Monangi (2021-2022)

  • Hometown: Roseland, New Jersey
  • Pharmacy Education: University of Pittsburgh
  • Why did you choose Texas Children’s Hospital? I have yet another opportunity to combine several passions of mine: health equity, underserved healthcare, and education. TXCH’s mission is geared towards the Global Community. They are actively providing care and training local healthcare professionals to care for children and women around the world
  • Areas of Interest: Health Equity, Medication Access, International Health Partnerships
  • Biggest item on my non-professional bucket list: Make my way through the National Parks starting in Utah
  • Favorite animated movie: Hercules
  • What I like to do for fun: Being outdoors, finding the perfect TV series, and spending time with loved ones