What are you currently doing?
I initially worked at a management and strategic consulting firm on various healthcare and finance projects. Thereafter, I completed my MPH at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins and focused on health care policy and management as well as health economics. I currently work at the Pew Charitable Trusts as an associate on the Antibiotic Resistance Project. I conduct research and review policies on ways to spur the development of new antibiotics and therapies and understand the scientific barriers to the discovery of new antibiotics.
How did NHCM prepare you for your current role or life after graduation?
The program provided both a hands-on and big picture perspective of the healthcare system as well as an understanding of the complexities of the system. It definitely helped prepare me with skills that were useful for a number of career options.
What was your favorite aspect of the NHCM program?
The NHCM cohort during my year was one of the best parts of the program.
What were you involved in as a student at Penn?
I was primarily involved with Community Schools Student Partnerships as well as other activities at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.