I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. My passion for social justice and improving public health comes from my mother, a social worker who works with people who have cancer and their loved ones. As an undergraduate, I attended Georgetown University, where I majored in government.
I worked for four years at the Advisory Board Company as a writer and editor for their health news publication, The Daily Briefing. I covered a variety of topics, including population health initiatives and policy developments. This summer, I interned at a health philanthropy, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
I will be working with colleagues Becca Jordan and Aditi Paul on research pertaining to the business case for addressing the social determinants of health. My desire to address structural inequality and improve the conditions in which people live, work and age is what led me to seek an MSPH/MBA degree.