After growing up in Massachusetts, I pursued my undergraduate degree in Ohio. At Denison University, I earned a B.A. in chemistry with a minor in sociology and anthropology, while discovering a passion for solving complex healthcare challenges. Throughout my undergraduate experience I worked in the Bradner Lab at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where I investigated oncology cell mutations and interactions. Upon studying abroad in Kimana, Kenya, and completing a public health practicum, I expanded my studies to public health. My experience inspired me to continue conducting research, so I spent a summer working in the infectious disease department at Beth Israel Medical Deaconess Center, investigating how stigma in the healthcare environment limits HIV preventive care. Overall, my diversified research experience in college inspired me to pursue a career focused on impacting change within the healthcare industry.
I began my career at Azara Healthcare, working to implement data analytic solutions to improve patient outcomes and facilitate clinical transformation for national community health centers. My work with provider services motivated me to make the shift into this sector to gain experience in program development. Over the last three years, I worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the physicians’ organization medical management department. I expanded the hospitals’ virtual care programs, opened a new Bridge Clinic to Recovery and piloted a serious mental illness program to improve access for Medicaid patients. At Kenan-Flagler Business School, my goal is to marry my passion for scientific discovery and my experience in healthcare strategy and operations. I am looking forward to exploring pharmaceutical and biotechnology drug development strategy and medication access through the Kenan Scholars program.
At Kenan-Flagler, I have enjoyed getting involved with the Healthcare Club, Carolina Women in Business and MBA Ambassadors. Serving as a liaison in these clubs has given me the opportunity to help plan the Business of Healthcare conference and to help recruit prospective students interested in pursuing an MBA degree. In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, printmaking and traveling.