Dr. Shannon Fitzgerald is a toxicologist and pharmacist with many years of experience. She is an educator and consults on pharmaceutical and environmental science.

Before obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Howard Pharmacy School, Fitzgerald worked as a toxicologist and environmental specialist for the State of Alaska for many years. She also completed a month-long internship that focused on herbs and their medicinal purposes in Bethel, Alaska, under the guidance of Kevin Jernigan. This topic remains a topic of fascination and focus for her.

After finishing her studies in pharmacy school, she obtained her master’s in toxicology from a consortium between CIBNOR (Centro de Investigaciones del Noroeste in La Paz, Mexico) and San Diego State University.

She was published in the journal Biometals after working with sea turtles for three years while obtaining her master’s. In her course of study, she completed her thesis in Spanish. Originally from Massachusetts, Fitzgerald earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Fitzgerald is a member of the International ​Association ​of ​Therapeutic ​Drug ​Monitoring and ​Clinical ​Toxicology, the Washington ​Metropolitan Society ​of ​Health-System ​Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).