ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Monique

Candidate: Monique Rihards

WHERE I COME FROM

I have lived in Maryland since 2016 and in Howard County, MD, since 2021. Before going away to college in Washington, DC, at Howard University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, I was raised and attended public schools in northern New Jersey. After working in the public and private sectors as a research scientist, I went on to complete my Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree at Creighton University (Omaha, NE).

A THRIVING CAREER

My professional career has spanned a variety of functions within the pharmaceutical industry and government agencies over the last 20+ years, including basic research & development (in the lab), regulatory affairs, medical affairs, drug safety (pharmacovigilance), and medical writing. I have also worked in the community as a pharmacist.

MY SUPPORT SYSTEM

I have been married for over 10 years and together my husband and I have three beautiful children.