"It's so great that I can still get support from the amazing Penn HSOC network even after graduating, and I feel truly fortunate to be a part of it." (2007 grad)

"My HSOC degree prepared me for this job. I love it!  (2016 grad)

"HSOC has proven to be the most ideal major for the times we are living in and I am so proud to have been a part of this  community of scholars! I cannot recommend it highly enough to prospective college students." (2014 grad)


What Can You Do With an HSOC Major?

From careers in healthcare, law, and policy, to consulting and non-profit work, HSOC majors go into every healthcare-related field and organization imaginable. Whether you want to go into medicine or you want to work with a non-profit that addresses food insecurity, the HSOC program and its active alumni network can help get you where you want to go. With the help of Penn's fabulous Career Services department you can find the path that's right for you. 

Graduating soon and wondering what comes next? Check out our recent Career Services Workshop.  


But the best answer to the question, "What can I do with an HSOC major?" comes from our HSOC alums. Read below to find out more: 


Class of '23

Gabriela Alvarado '23 (Bioethics). Working as a paralegal at Medical-Legal Community Partnership of Philadelphia Legal Assistance.

Chinyere Anucha '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine.

Alfrick Arun '23 (Global Health). Attending UVA Law School.

Sarah Bernstein '23 (Disease & Culture). Pursuing a dual degree in Library Science and Public History. 

Athena Cenname '23 (Public Health). GLG, Client Solutions Association, Healthcare

Chloe Daniel '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Healthcare Consulting at West Monroe in NYC office.

Ashley Duchi '23 (Race, Gender & Health). Matriculating to Perelman School of Medicine.

Michelle Fang '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Working in consulting at BCG.

Camryn Harvie '23 (Public Health). Medical scribe. 

Laura Hernandez '23 (Public Health). Healthcare Administrative Assistant. 

Vickie Hua '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Product management in NY.

Ekram Ibrahim '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Working in management development in Los Angeles.

Shums Lareef '23 (Public Health). Clinical research.

Alex Mann '23  (Global Health). Pursuing an MPH at Penn.

Cara Margolis '23 (Public Health). Working for CVS Health in their General Management Development Program.

Ishani Mehta '23 (Health Policy and Law). Teach for America in Newark.

Ileana Murazzi '23 (Bioethics). Pursuing a PhD at Columbia University in Systems and Computational Biology.

Simone Noorali '23 (Health Policy and Law). Pursuing JD at Columbia Law School.

Nneka Okoli '23 (Public Health). Plans to attend law school.

Sarah Penuela-Wermers '23 (Health Policy and Law). Interning at PCORI and pursuing an MPH.

Sophi Qi '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Pursuing a PhD in Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Jennifer Salako '23 (Global Health). Applying to medical school and doing research during a gap year.

Darlene Sam '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Consulting at McKinsey & Company.

Jenna Schulman '23 (Public Health). Has been awarded the Eiffel scholarship by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs to attend Sciences Po to pursue a Masters degree in Governing Ecological Transitions in European Cities (2023-2025).

Amanda Shen '23 (Global Health). Pursuing a Master's in Dental Public Health at University College London, plans to attend dental school the following year.

Ikym Simon '23 (Health Policy and Law). Working in health policy research.

Kiersten Thomas '23 (Public Health). Management Consulting at Bain and Co.

Naomi Tsuang '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Consulting at Deloitte.

Sara Wang '23 (Public Health). Working at Penn Presbyterian for a gap year before applying to medical school.

Brian Zeldin '23 (Healthcare Markets & Finance). Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate.


Class of '22

Natalie Doppelt ‘22 Winner of the Rose Award and The Kelson Family College Alumni Society Research Grant for senior thesis "The Unsustainability of Hospital Waste" (for Awards & Honors Page). Current Healthcare Consultant at FTI Consulting.

Sarah Finkelstein '22 I am currently volunteering with Public Health AmeriCorps in their inaugural year! I am focusing my efforts towards providing pro-bono birth doula care in Washington, DC and continuing my senior thesis research surrounding sustainable doula care and doula history. I have also applied to medical school and am waiting to hear back! 

Jordan Liu ‘22 Incoming M.D. Candidate at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons ('27). Deferred matriculation (to take a break!) and currently chasing my dreams as a researcher for the Lancet Commission on Justice and Health and an Executive Intern at Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in New York City.

Sophie Mbela ‘22 Currently working as an Associate at Oxeon - a company powering positive change in the healthcare industry through talent, entrepreneurship, and investments

Maggie O'Hare ‘22 I am currently pursuing a MSc in Health and International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Next fall I will be joining NYU Law School's class of 2026 where I intend to focus on public interest litigation and healthcare policy reform.


Class of '21 

Emma Britez Ferrante ‘21 Current Clinical Research Coordinator in the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center at Penn Medicine, working on a pragmatic RCT of interventions to help underserved adults quit smoking

Isabella Andreozzi ‘21 Currently the Program Coordinator in the Translation Core of the Philadelphia Regional Center for Children's Environmental Health. I sub matriculated in undergrad and am currently working on my MPH part time in Penn's program.

Kristen Ukeomah ‘21 Currently a RA at Georgetown's Center for Health Insurance Research, within their Health Policy Institute at the McCourt School. Previously was an Associate (Consultant) at PwC - Strategy&.

Kristina Mullen ‘21 Currently a Management Consulting Associate at PwC in New York, working in the Health Transformation - Provider Operations space. 

Mohammad Daiem Samroz ‘21 Executive Search Associate at Oxeon, helping next generation healthcare companies build their leadership teams and learning about the healthcare system before applying to medical school in a couple of years 

Isabelle Breier ‘21 Currently a JD/MA in Bioethics and Science Policy candidate at Duke Law


Class of '20

Olivia Bridges '20 is an Alaska AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association under the Youth Services Program with a focus on opioid and substance use prevention.

Catherine Campbell ’20 Current M.Div. student at the Yale Divinity School; M.A. ‘21 in Peace and Social Transformation at the Earlham School of Religion

Jacob Cohen '20 is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in Chicago

Hinda Diakite ’20 is working as a healthcare equity capital markets analyst at Morgan Stanley in NY.

Varshini Gali ’20 is starting med school at Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC in fall 2020.

Brian Goldstein ‘20 Current medical student at SKMC Thomas Jefferson University (Class of 2024)

Daniel Gonzalez ‘20 Programs Associate, Minds Matter NYC. Minds Matter is a seven-year college access and attainment organization committed to serving high-achieving, low-income students of color from the five boroughs! Dan focuses on addressing postsecondary educational attainment as a means to improve health outcomes for low-income Black and Latinx communities. 

Tahira Islam ‘20 Graduated with MPH from Penn after submatriculating during undergrad. Currently working with Los Angeles' Department of Public Health on COVID-19 and MPOX virus data among People Experiencing Homelessness.

Alicia Jen ‘20 Completed MPH at Penn after submatriculating and worked as a research coordinator at Penn Medicine's Division of Family Planning. Currently PhD student at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health in the Sociomedical Sciences department

John Orgeta ’20 After graduation, joined FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and serves as a missionary at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Tia Livingston ‘20 Graduated in 2021 with a masters, MPA, from Penn's Fels Institute of Government and my second masters, MPH, in Global Health. Currently working in Health Economics at a non-profit. Previously, worked in Policy with the NJ Attorney General's office on Maternal Health with Columbia Law Professor Magda Schaler-Hayes

Samantha Stein ’20 will begin a Ph.D in Linguistic Anthropology at UCLA in fall 2020.

Isabella Tagliaferri ’20 “ I will be attending the London School of Economics (LSE) in September for a Master’s degree in International Health Policy. I am so fortunate for my Penn education, particularly my HSOC studies, so much so that I wanted to continue learning about these social determinants of health.”


Class of ‘19

Evanie Anglade '19 is in a postbac program at Rutgers-Newark in preparation for medical school.

Zabryna Atkinson-Diaz '19 is serving in the Peace Corps as a Community Health Specialist in Cameroon.

Holden Caplan ’19 is working at NYU Langone Health in the Emergency Department as a Research Coordinator and starts medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Jefferson) in fall 2020.

Taylor Cooper ’19 is a current medical student at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine (Class of 2025)

Navya Dasari ’19 “I will be enrolling in NYU School of Law this fall as a Furman Public Policy Scholar and an Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar. I spent the year after graduation working on access to medicines policy, including six months at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative in Geneva.”

Lea Eisenstein ’19 is working in New York at a healthcare startup called Nomad Health that staffs travel nurses at understaffed hospital facilities across the country.

Arshia Faghri ’19 is a consultant with Guidehouse, in their State & Local Government (SLG) practice in Chicago. Guidehouse is a management consultancy firm with both public and commercial clients.

Patrik Garren '19 is a clinical research coordinator at Penn.

Sarah Jacobs ’19 is an Academic Associate at Northwell Health in the Emergency Departments of North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. I'll be applying to medical school this cycle.

Summer Kollie '19 won the 2019 President's Engagement Prize along with Princess Aghayere SAS'19 and Oladunni Alomaja EAS'19, for their project Rebound Liberia. She is currently serving as the Marketing Director of Rebound Liberia, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming communities by empowering young Liberian women through career and college readiness and bringing them together through basketball. She and Rebound Liberia's other co-founders are currently in Monrovia, Liberia and are temporarily doing projects that raise awareness about COVID-19 and provide relief to community members. 

Folasade Lapite '19 works as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Palliative and Advance Illness Research center while completing a Masters of Bioethics at Penn.

Vanessa Levy ’19 is working at Oscar Health, a technology-focused health insurance company, as a senior analyst on the Market P&L team.

Ankur Makani ’19 is a rising second year medical student at West Virginia University School of Medicine for fall 2020.  “Alongside my coursework, I am researching the financial impact of intravenous drug use on the treatment of spinal infections.”

Trisha Miglani ’19 is finishing up her first year of medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore (summer 2020).

Ashu Mishra ‘19 “I currently work in Boston as a life sciences strategy consultant with IQVIA. I recently helped develop the commercialization strategy for a number of rare disease drugs and a late stage HIV vaccine.”

Zahraa Mohammed ’19 Current first year medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Darya Nemati ’19 “ I’m continuously thankful for my HSOC background…I am currently working as a case manager with the INSPIRE team at the Nationalities Service Center, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia. I provide intensive medical case management for refugees and immigrants who have intellectual disabilities or medical conditions, including physical disabilities and severe mental health conditions. Within this role, I am also a coordinator for Youth programming.  Although this isn’t one of the more common paths, I could not be happier and could not have found a better fit for my first job after college. If you ever have students who are interested in nonprofit work, and more specifically immigrant and refugee work, I would be more than happy to talk to them about my experiences.”

Carter Orth ’19 works for BAYADA Home Health Care as a Client Services Manager in New York City.  

Brianna Raposo ‘19 “I’m finishing up my first year as an MPH student at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. I’m part of the Health Policy & Management dept. studying health policy analysis.”

Hannah Riordan '19 works at Nomad Health in New York City as an Operations Associate

Renny Roy ’19 has been working as a medical assistant at Fountain Medical Associates in Mount Airy and will be attending Midwestern University’s Physician Assistant Program this summer (2020).

Sunny Roy ’19 “I currently work at Crossix as an Analytics Services Associate in NYC leveraging healthcare analytics for pharmaceutical companies. Learning about the dynamics of the healthcare world has definitely given me a leg up.

Phoebe Ruggles '19 is currently a PhD student in Health Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Received my MS in Health Behavior & Health Education from UT Austin in 2021. 

Shoshana Segal Pardo ‘19 Current PhD Candidate at NYU Stern School of Business in Consumer Behavior studying health risk perceptions and consumer wellbeing

Leah Sprague '19 is a marketing coordinator at Starr Restaurants.

Gabrielle Stone ’19 is a Healthcare Associate at Guidepoint Global, LLC, an executive search firm in Manhattan but begins coursework in summer 2020 for a combined four-year MD/MPH at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. 

Pearl Subramanian '19 will be starting medical school at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in July 2020.

Megan Sweeney ’19 is working at MBI Inc. as a Product Manager. 


Class of ‘18

Jocelyn Afadapa ’18 is an implementation associate at Phreesia, a healthcare tech company, in Raleigh, NC.

Zoe Barbati ’18 “I graduated in 2018 and have been working in Guatemala ever since. I work at Hospitalito Atitlán in Santiago Atitlán, Sololá (in the Western Highlands) as a Community Health Programs Fellow. I mainly worked in development for the hospital and in the administration of statewide diabetes and nutrition programs here. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic my role has changed a bit. I am the only staff member with formal public health studies and one of the few who speaks English so I have been helping the hospital administrators with a lot of emergency preparedness and equipment protocols (the most up-to-date information is often available only in English). It has been difficult but very gratifying to feel like I am really putting my public health studies into practice. Nothing really prepares you for this type of situation but having such a strong foundation from Penn/HSOC in researching, seeking out expert opinions, and thinking critically about how to apply findings to our context here in rural Guatemala has helped me a lot. It has made me very grateful for the education I received! I am about to finish my two years at the hospital in June, and when I am able to leave Guatemala (currently that is not possible), I will return to the U.S. to be stateside while I am applying to medical school.”

Vernell Brown ’18 is completing his MPH at Penn.

Rive Cadwallader '18 is the Program Assistant in Fellowships at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.  

Sujatha Changolkar ’18 is joining the University of Michigan's MD-PhD program in July 2020. “My research will be in health policy and economics. I spent two gap years working at the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit.”

Miriam Chappelka ’18 working at Mathematica  Policy Research as a Research Assistant/Programmer

Alisa Feldman ’18 completed a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Israel conducting sociology research on infertility, and has received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP) and is now earning her Ph.D. in Sociology at Stanford University.

Alyssa First '18 is currently a Senior Customer Relationship Manager at Mount Sinai working with large employers who have Mount Sinai products and solutions (including onsite health centers and corporate medical director advisory services). Graduated with my MHA from the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Previously worked at Willis Towers Watson in Health and Benefits Consulting and Health System Consulting. 

Matt Foman ’18 “After graduating in 2018, I worked as a research coordinator for the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health in Penn Medicine's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. I will be attending the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Medical School in fall 2020.”

Angela Gichinga ’18 started Harvard Law School in fall 2018.  She will be working at Proskauer Rose LLP this summer in their Health Law department.  “I have also been an active member of the health law community at Harvard Law in courses, student groups, and clinics.  Majoring in HSOC ended up being a life changing decision for me!”

Isabel Griffith '18 is a Senior Research Assistant in the Reproductive Health and Family Formation area at Child Trends in Bethesda, Maryland.

Serena Gupta ’18 is working at ZS Associates in the Oncology Vertical.

Danielle Guy ’18 completed a masters degree in Global Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2019, then moved to Barcelona to work as a Research Assistant for the Barcelona Institute of Global Health.

Margaret Hanna ’18 is an Analyst at the Dedham Group, a life sciences consulting firm specializing in the oncology and specialty therapeutics space based in New York City.

Joshua Jordan ’18 went to Dehradun, India on a Fulbright English teaching grant. After returning, he took an AmeriCorps funded position at Philly VIP, a legal service agency in Philadelphia, helping low-income Philadelphians obtain title to their homes. He will be attending Harvard Law School in fall 2020.

Jonathan Kolansky ‘18 I have just finished two years of research at Penn Presbyterian with theSurgery Department and the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Division, and I will be starting at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in August. I am looking forward to staying in Philly and formally beginning my medical school education!

Kyra Levi ’18 works at Clarion Healthcare in Boston, MA 

Sicilia Lomax '18 is a research assistant at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and pursuing her MPH at Penn that she started through submatriculation.

Krisna Maddy ‘18 started working full time as a Research Associate at the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the Miller School of Medicine, and will be transitioning to medical school full-time in fall 2020 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. 

Colleen McGrath '18 “I graduated from the HSOC department in 2018. I have spent the last two years as a Clinical Research Assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA working on MRI research. I am excited to announce that I will be attending Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the fall in the Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention program within the M.S. Epidemiology degree.”

Mary Minnig '18 is working for MS in Global Health at Duke

Lauren Murski '18 is working in Chicago as a senior consultant in the healthcare strategy practice at Guidehouse. 

Susannah Pitt ’18 entered Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in 2019.

Brinda Ramesh ’18 working as a clinical research coordinator at Penn's Center for Mental Health while finishing her MPH at Perelman.

Sarah Rowley ’18 will be attending Perelman for medical school in fall 2020.

Leticia Salazar ’18 worked at a social security disability firm, Pond Lehocky LLP, for one year, and then started at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the fall of 2019. “I am also enrolled in the MS Ed Education Policy program at Penn's Graduate School of Education. This summer, I will be a research assistant for two law professors and working at Kelley, Drye, and Warren LLP. After graduation, I hope to work at a litigation-based corporate law firm in either New York or DC.”

Brady Schneider ’18 is a Strategic Operations Associate on the Life Sciences Partnerships team at Flatiron Health.

Tiffany Sim '18 is working on her MPH at Columbia University, studying health policy & management.

Delaney Taylor ’18 starts at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in July 2020.

David Thai '18 is working at Windrose Consulting Group as a first-year analyst. He recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Vietnam. Additionally, David serves as the Vice President of Rise First, an online platform of resources for first-generation, low-income students across the country. 

Arabella Uhry ’18 “ I am a 2nd year mergers and acquisitions analyst at ING Financial Services. I strayed from my major but my HCMG classes and HSOC classes helped me realize the importance / impact of the financial system on healthcare delivery. I hope to actually focus on the healthcare sector once I have more experience.”

Michelle Yom ’18 is an associate consultant in the applied real-world solutions team at IQVIA.

Jessica Zeng ’18 Studying to receive a Doctorate of Pharmacy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Currently working at The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a pharmacy intern.

Mindy Zhong ’18 is teaching English in China for a year after graduation.

Christina Zhou ’18 works as a data analyst for a small defense and aerospace contracting company in the Philly suburbs called Freya Systems! Anyone interested in statistics, computational thinking, and aviation can get in touch!


Class of ‘17

Shaili Babbar '17 is entering the NYU School of Medicine in fall 2017.

Selamawit Bekele '17 will be in Senegal working on implementing Project Y.V.E.T.A, an agricultural and literacy school, the project for which she won the President's Engagement Prize in 2017.

Allyson Bell '17 is working as an implementation associate for Phreesia, a health tech company in New York City.

Olga Belyanina '17 is working as an analyst at a venture capital firm based in Philadelphia called Touchdown Ventures.

Mackenzie Bortner '17 is a Consultant with Humana's Corporate Strategy team.

Carlos Camona '17 is pursuing an MPH at Penn.

John Cook '17 entered Loyola Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine in 2019.

Colleen DiStefano '17 obtained her MPH in Health Management from the Harvrad T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2021 and currently works as a Project Manager in Hospital Operations at NYU Langone Health. 

Alison Elliot ’17 “I am currently working at the Campaign for Tobacco Free-Kids. I'll be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall of 2020 to receive my MPH in Health Behavior.”

Hannah Fagen '17 is a medical student at the University of Michigan.

Irtiqa Fazili '17 is a fourth year medical student at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (as of fall 2020)

Cassidy Golden ’17 “I worked at a company called AlphaSights for two years. They are a research consulting firm and I focused on healthcare related stocks. In May 2019 I started a post bacc pre med program at George Washington University and now I am currently applying to medical school and starting a Medical Assistant position at Forward, a primary care focused healthcare technology startup, in New York this July (2020).

Liza Goodspeed '17 is an analyst at Accenture Strategy.

Rachel Graham '17 "I received my MPH from Tulane's International Health and Development Program in 2019. I am currently finishing my first year of medical school at the University of Colorado, where I am in the Global Health Track and working to establish a CU chapter of the Global Surgery Student Alliance.”

Ellis (Ellie) Grimes '17 is a Fox Fellow through the Robert Fox Fellowship Program through Penn in New Orleans for the next year. The fellowship will be with the organization Catholic Charities and it will involve work in the non-profit sector. Alexandra Grizos '17 will study in Dusseldorf for summer 2017 on a Ruhr Fellowship, and then will work in Washington, DC as a consultant for IBM.

Emma Gugerty '17 is at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. 

Faith Hahn '17 Upon graduating, worked in healthcare investment banking in NY. Currently working in LA for Ares Management, a private equity and debt firm

Ruby Hickman '17 I am getting my PhD in Population Health Sciences at Harvard School of Public Health, concentrating in environmental epidemiology. I previously got my MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan and worked as an RA on a nationwide neuroepidemiology study at Yale School of Medicine.

Brena Hong '17 “I just graduated from Penn's SP2 with my Masters in Social Work, clinical track. I am currently interviewing places for mental health therapy positions.”  

Kasey Hutcheson '17 is doing health care consulting at Triage Consulting Group.

Jose Ibarra '17 is completing an MPH and applying for PhD programs in Epidemiology. 

Mounika Kanneganti '17 will be a med student at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2017.

Alyssa Kennedy '17 finishing an MPH at Penn and working full-time at Jefferson Hospital in the Infectious Disease department as the Ryan White program coordinator.

Lauren Eun Kim '17 is attending the UCLA School of Dentistry

Alexandra Kimmel '17 is a clinical research coordinator in the Pediatric Stroke Program and Neurology Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Meredith Kline '17 is currently a Resident Physician at University of Chicago in Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics. After graduating from Penn in 2017, worked as a Clinical Research Assistant at Mount Sinai (NYC) in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, then matriculated to Emory University School of Medicine and graduated in 2022.

Abha Kulkarni '17 will be at Penn completing her MPH and will also be working for an organization called Akshaya Patra, which provides free meals to schoolchildren in various states in India. "This summer, I will be on their communications team, working to improve their online and social media presence in addition to raising awareness for the cause. Next year, I will be traveling to India to perform an impact evaluation on the effect this organization's work has had on female high school graduation rates in Nagpur, Maharashtra. This work could potentially help the organization expand its work to even more states across India. I am also applying to medical school with the hope of beginning in Fall 2018. 

Susan Landon '17 is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine through the Thouron Award.

Jennifer Lee ’17 is a full stack developer at CareFirst BlueCrossBlueShield.

Sandra Loza-Avalos '17 After graduating, worked on MPH at Penn part-time while working as a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of OBGYN at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Graduated from Penn's MPH program in 2019 and moved to Texas in summer 2020 to start medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Parmpreet Mann '17 is working at Progyny as a National Account Manager. (Progyny is a fertility benefits management company based in New York City.) 

Jaime Masunga '17 is attending dental school at the University of Kansas City Missouri (UMKC).

Natalie Meeder '17 attends medical school at the University of Illinois.

Sivan Mills '17 is working as a Senior Project Manager for Aetna.

Hari Nath '17 is working at the National Cancer Institute as an NIH Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, in Radiation Oncology. 

Tahirih Nesmith '17 is doing management consulting at Accenture.

Claire Park '17 worked as a medical assistant and scribe in Los Angeles and will be starting medical school at California University of Science and Medicine in July 2020.

Meghana Patel ’17 and Rachel Orlinsky ‘17 are about to begin their third year of medical school at University of Maryland School of Medicine. They will begin clinical rotations in the hospital in August and are roommates because of HSOC!

Praveen Rajaguru ’17 sub-matted/finished an MPH at Penn in 2019. “I’m now finishing up my first year of med school at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Always thankful for what HSOC has given me!”

Sara Cristal Ramirez '17 completed an MPH at Penn and is now  working as a Bilingual Health Educator at Center on Halsted, Chicago IL.

Sophie Ranen '17 is a consultant at Recon Strategy, a boutique healthcare consulting firm in Cambridge, MA. She will be pursuing a MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management in fall 2020.

Ramita Ravi '17 graduated as an HSOC major and urban education policy minor and is sub matriculating into the MPH program at Penn. 

Will Schupmann '17 will begin a Ph.D. in Sociology at UCLA in fall 2020, working with Stefan Timmermans 

Katherine Senter '17 is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and pursuing a Master's in Public Health at Thomas Jefferson University.

Ryann Shaffer '17 is with Teach for America in New York.

Rhea Singh '17 is a FEED Specialist, managing & implementing a grant to build a Farm to Early Childcare Pipeline across two counties in rural eastern North Carolina with Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust and Down East Partnership for Children. 

Claudia Stedman '17 will be attending law school at Notre Dame.

Sophia Tareen '17 is an Operations Associate at Collective Health in San Francisco. She works to reimagine the American healthcare experience using technology for patients and one of the largest payors in the industry, self-insured employers. In her spare time, Sophia continues to work with international NGOs to boost development work in the girl's education space. She is happy to discuss this work with anyone interested in health tech or moving to SF.

Eric Tepper '17 is completing a master's at Penn in integrated product design.

Raquel Thalheimer ‘17 worked in clinical research in the Neuro-Oncology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital following graduation and is currently completing a MSc in Global Health from King's College London (Disasters and Adaptations track) in 2020.

Marielle Trubowitsch '17 is working at a startup called Nomad Health.

Nicole Ventrone '17  “Upon graduating, I taught in Baltimore and attended Johns Hopkins School of Ed for my master's. As of August 2019, I have been living and teaching fifth grade in Mexico City. It's been quite an experience to live through Covid-19 in a foreign country - from both a public health and education perspective.” 

Grace Vincent '17 is a Research Assistant at the Center for Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes at the University of Pittsburgh and will be concurrently starting an MSW in fall 2020 at the University of Pittsburgh

Olivia Webb '17 “I’m currently a policy analyst at American Economic Liberties Project (a DC progressive think tank) focused on healthcare and pharma. Turns out a knowledge of health history is valuable to writing policy proposals, who would’ve guessed?”

Lily Young '17 is a medical assistant at Laser Surgery Care, a private practice/outpatient surgery center for patients with HPV and colorectal cancer for 2 years and then applying to medical school.

Emilia Zevallos-Roberts ’17 is currently a 3rd year medical student at the Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (class of 2024) 


Class of ‘16

Prisca Alilio ’16 attends the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine.

Mark Haonan Bai ’16 works in Chicago for Heidrick & Struggles as a Business Analyst in their Associate Development Program.

Julie Bittar '16 is starting medical school at Indiana University in August 2016.

Lucia Calthorpe ’16 is a Gates Scholar at Cambridge University in the UK.

Carey Celata '16 "After graduating from Penn in 2016, I received my masters in global health from Georgetown University. I am now working in the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience Operating Room as a registered nurse in neurosurgery and ENT. I am also a part time student in Jefferson’s DNP program. Looking forward, I have aspirations to take my experience in the OR abroad!

Emma Chessen '16 received her MPH from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health in 2018 and is now an associate at the Center for Reproductive Rights and based in New York City.

Jennifer Da '16 is an Analyst at QuintilesIMS, a healthcare consulting firm.

Jasmine DeSliva ’16 is a consultant at Advisory Board, a best practices research firm that offers practical guidance and tools to  providers, health systems, and health plans to improve care delivery and lower total cost of care.

Briana Flynn ’16 is a Program Associate for Invest Health, an initiative of Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Maureen Flynn ’16 is with Teach for America in Chicago.

Kristian Garcia '16 is at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health as an MPH student in the epidemiology department.

Chloe Getrajdman ’16 attends Mount Sinai Medical School.

Perry Goffner ’16 entered Harvard Law School in 2019.

Alison Jegla '16 "After Penn, I worked for the Lewin Group (health and human services consulting) just outside D.C. for about two years, then worked remotely and traveled internationally for eighteen months through a program called Remote Year. I just finished my Master's in Higher Education at Harvard and plan to work long-term in nonprofits/corporate philanthropy.”

Grace Jemison ’16 is living in the Boston area, working at a digital health company called Wellframe as a Client Operations Manager. “I work with health plans, implementing our solution and managing the success of adoption and results.”

Samantha Kahn ’16 is with the Lewin Group, a health policy consulting company in DC.

Kahaari Kenyatta '16 is the Director for Health Policy at Waxman Strategies in Washington, DC

Emma Kloppenburg '16 works at Quantified Ventures in Washington, DC as an Impact Analyst.

Kurt Koehler '16 is a Health Coach for the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers at the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Health Care.

San Le ’16 graduated from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health with an MPH in 2018. “I’m currently a Social Science Research Analyst at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General.”

Cate Macqueen ’16 “After graduating from Penn, I spent a year as an Americorps member with City Year Philadelphia. With City Year, I tutored and mentored 4th grade students in a public school in South Philadelphia. I then spent a year and a half working for Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation as an Intensive Case Manager for individuals with dual-diagnoses in mental health and substance use disorders. I connected these individuals to community resources and supported them in their recovery. I then attended Duke University School of Nursing, and just graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I plan to move to Washington, DC in July to begin a job at MedStar Georgetown in their Surgical ICU. Until then, I've taken a temporary job at Duke Hospital to help out with the Covid response here.” 

Addie Maguire ’16 “After graduation, I taught high school science in the Mississippi Delta. I’m currently in law school at Northwestern University.” 

Alexa Magyari ’16 is in a doctoral program in Health Economics at the University of California-Berkeley.

Jenny Markell ’16 is a PhD student in Health POlicy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She previously worked for the Urban Institute and at Unite Us. 

Mary Kate McMullen ’16 4th year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine and 2d Lt in USAF. Applying this year to family medicine residency! After graduating from Penn in 2016, I did a 2 year postbac at Jefferson University. 

Madhavi Muralidharan ’16 studied HSOC in the College and also received a degree in Healthcare Management in Wharton. After graduating, I took a year to complete informal post-baccalaureate to fulfill medical school coursework requirements. I then worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a Research Assistant for 2 years in the Social Sciences Lab in Perioperative Medicine. Currently, I am finishing up my first year of medical school at Perelman in spring 2020! I'm grateful to have been able to stay in the Penn family.

Rebecca Nolan ’16 just finished ~4 years of Optum (~2 years in research at The Advisory Board, ~2 years in operations at DaVita Medical Group/Healthcare Partners and is now a Senior Strategy Analyst in Corporate Strategy at Surescripts in the DC Metro Area. 

Audrey Nuamah ’16 graduated from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in 2018 with an MPH degree and now works in health policy consulting at the Center for Health Care Strategies. 

Renata O’Donnell ’16 attends Georgetown Law School.

Kate Odulukwe ’16 is in the MPH program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Martha Ofuani ’16 works as a Product Manager at Capital One.

Seema Patel ’16 “After graduation I worked for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Diagnostic Program at NYU and assisted in clinical validation of a novel brain tumor diagnostic test. I am currently a second year medical student at Rowan SOM in NJ [summer 2020].”

Ruchita Pendse '16 is a medical student at Stanford continuing to study health policy and health systems, especially in India, and am also involved in the bioethics community at Stanford.

America Perez Guillen ’16 Spent five years post-graduation working for Deloitte Consulting. Currently a sponsored MBA student at Columbia Business School. Plan is to graduate in May 2023 and return to Deloitte Consulting. In consulting, primary focus is healthcare systems but also get exposure to other industries (e.g., manufacturing, hospitality, etc.)

Stephen Pintauro ’16 is a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa.

Deborah Trimble ’16 is attending the University of Michigan Medical School.

Eileen Wang ’16 is a fourth year medical student (2020) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and plans on applying into OB/GYN for residency.

Caitlin Weiss '16 is with AmeriCorps VISTA. with Philly Fellows, working with Philadelphia Legal Assistance on their Medical Legal Community Partnership program.

Eliana Yankelev '16 is working on the operations team at OpenFin, a tech company in New York City.

Dina Zaret '16 is in medical school at Jefferson.


Class of ‘15

Emily Ashton '15 works at Deloitte and assists clients in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry with pricing and commercial contracting.

Zayna Bakizada '15 “At a time when the interconnectedness of health and society is all over the news, I’ve been thinking a lot about my HSOC studies and how glad I pursued the major. My update is that I’m entering my final year of medical school at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences - hopefully by this time next year I’ll have an update about which pediatric residency program I’ll be attending!”

Madeline Basist '15 is going to medical school at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.

Emma Biegacki '15 is a Program Manager, Yale Program in Addiction Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Graduated from University of Washington School of Public Health with MPH in 2019.

Sirisha Bonda '15 is working as a Project Management Associate at Chemonics International in Washington, DC 

Michelle Chen ’15 “I absolutely loved HSOC and went on the IHP public health study abroad program. Graduated from Penn in 2015, then received my Masters in Biophysics at Georgetown in 2018. Currently, I am a rising 3rd year medical student at HUCM.”

Caroline Cilio '15 received a master's degree in Bioethics (MBE '16) and is now a Research Associate at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. 

Imran Cronk '15 is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ride Health.

Bernadette D'Alonzo '15 Currently a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at Penn (also received my MPH at Penn in 2017 after completing the HSOC submatriculation program)

Mckenzie Davis '15 finished her first year of medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in spring 2020.

Allie Dayno '15 is in the Temple Post-bac premedical program (and then hopefully Temple Med School starting in August 2016).

Fabiola Diaz Viera '15 Healthcare Associate at McDermott Will & Emery in Washington DC. Currently completing a Masters in Law in Health Law (LLM) at Loyola University Chicago.

Sofia Duque '15 is a Fulbright Scholar doing women's health research in Gaborone, Botswana.

Jordyn Feingold '15 is a fourth-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC, graduating in 2021 with her MD/Master's of Science in Clinical Research. She is applying to psychiatry residency, and her research and clinical interests involve developing and studying interventions to enhance clinician and patient well-being, as something more than the absence of distress or disease. 

Paula Mello Ferber '15 working as a consultant in the life sciences division of Navigant Consulting in New York.

Carissa Gilbert '15 is pursuing a MSc in International Health Management at Imperial College London.

Nancy Wanjiru Githere '15 is starting medical school at Marian University in Indianapolis in fall 2020.

Annie Guo '15 is working at the Logistics Management Institute as a Health Policy Analyst. is working as a Health and Benefits Analysts for Mercer in NYC.

Mary Heida '15 is with Teach for America in a middle school in the Rio Grande valley of Texas.

Alice Hong ’15 got her Master's in History and Sociology of Science from Georgia Tech in 2019 starts a PhD program in History of Science at Princeton in fall 2020.

Semi Ibikunle '15 is working in sales and marketing for GSK as part of their future leaders program.

Elizabeth Joseph '15 completed her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho and will be attending the NYU School of Medicine.

Sarah Katzin Singer '15 went to Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduated in 2019 and is now finishing dental residency at the Philly VA.

Caroline Kee '15 is an editorial intern at BuzzFeed.

Eun Kyung Ellen Kim '15 is attending med school at the University of Massachusetts.

Julia Kinzey '15 is a healthcare consultant working in Deloitte Advisory’s Life Sciences and Health Care group.

Lauren Kus '15 is attending Indiana University School of Medicine.

Katherine Liang '15 is working in clinical research at HUP for the department of dermatology and studying for the MCAT.

Stephanie Luu '15 is working in Boston for LEK Consulting.

Sean Massa '15 has a Princeton in Asia Fellowship teaching at Atma Jaya University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia until summer 2016, and then will pursue a dual masters degree at Yale University: MPH through Yale School of Public Health, and MARc Ethics through Yale Divinity School.

Joy McKinley '15 is working as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Gabriella Meltzer '15 is NIEHS T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; graduated from NYU School of Global Public Health with PhD in public health in 2022

Danielle Mohabir '15 will be attending the UNC Chapel Hill MSTP program.  She is  accepted into the MD/PhD program and will complete her PhD in the School of Public Health.

Kristin Myers '15 will be entering medical school the fall of 2019 at the University of Washington, where she will be a Targeted Rural Underserved Track Scholar serving the community of Othello, Washington.

Amobiye Nkromah '15 is working at Penn and applying to grad school at GSE.

Rick Pezzullo '15 is at Columbia University pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Brittney Reid '15 Completed MPH at NYU in 2018 and is currently a third year dental student at the State University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine ‘22.

Katherine Sgarro '15 is entering the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Becky Shasha '15 is a PhD Student in Maternal and Child Health at University of Maryland College Park & Program Officer at Jhpiego

Michael Shostek ’15 is a paralegal for the Federal Litigation Unit at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and a teaching assistant for Penn's Master of Environmental Studies program. 

Rachel Skelly '15 is working at Deloitte Consulting's Strategy & Operations Group in New York.

Taylor Smith '15 has a post-bac at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX before applying to veterinary school.

Reginald Stewart ’15 has been working at the law firm Hogan Lovells in DC and is currently a senior specialist for the General Counsel Office’s contract review team.  He is also an advisory panel member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) DC.  He is set to attend the University of Michigan for law school or Penn Law School in fall 2020.

Emma White '15 Graduated with my MPH from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in 2017. Currently I am a Program Manager at UCLA Health with the Population Health and Accountable Care team. 


Class of ‘14

Zaineb Alhassani '14 is an Internal Medicine Resident at Jefferson Abington Hospital. 

Deelan Ayhan '14 Current 3rd year medical student at New York Medical College after spending a yearlong fellowship with Princeton in Asia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and subsequent years in clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mt Sinai Hospital. Having a blast in clinical rotations so far! 

Sinead Benyaminov '14 is taking a gap year before attending dental school, working in a practice and a research lab

Danielle Bernstein '14 is attending Bank Street College of Education for a master's in special and general education.

Alison Block '14 is doing Teach for America in San Jose, California.

Alyssa Bonnell '14 will enter Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in the fall of 2017, and also remains involved with public health work.  "Without a doubt, my HSOC education is why my interest in public health, history and sociology persist to this day."

Michael Broder '14 has a Fulbright study grant to conduct public health research in Guatemala for 2014-2015.

Allison Brodsky '14 Before heading to medical school Allison is working for CaDifference, a startup linkage-to-care program for Hepatitis C and simultaneously a research project. "The goal is to see where on a care continuum hepatitis C patients drop off and stop receiving treatment. Through this research, better strategies will be formed to help ensure that those with HepC get treatment and reach a cured-state. I will be testing patients in the field on a mobile clinic, assisting in patient navigation to finding a sub-specialist, and doing research on where patients are dropping out in order to provide light on what needs to be improved for care programs."

Grace Conway '14 is an analyst for IMS Consulting Group in San Francisco.

Daisy Daeschler '14 completed a Master’s degree from Georgetown University in their Health and the Public Interest program in 2020, and will be attending Columbia University in the fall for a Master's in Social Work. 

Nikila Dandapani '14 is a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, while also pursuing a MS in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University.

Janan Dave '14 is Head of Patient Operations at Tomorrow Health, a healthcare technology startup focused on improving the way people manage care at home. Previously, she oversaw pharmacy and insurance operations at TowerView Health, and spent time working on initiatives in the aging space & maternal health space in both the US and India.

Sonya Davey '14 is studying in Cambridge, UK on a Gates fellowship.

Ilana Dreyfuss '14 is in the Executive Development program at Bloomingdales.

Rebecca Duffin '14 graduated from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with Masters in Health Administration (MHA) in 2017 and is now an Assistant Vice President at Kaufman Hall, a strategic and financial planning healthcare consulting firm in Chicago. 

Bianca Faccio '14 is Currently the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, a community based organization that seeks to eliminate youth homelessness, in Washington DC. Previously worked at Child Trends from 2014-2022 and was most recently promoted to Research Scientist in the Sexual Reproductive Health research area. Completed my Masters in Public Health at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University in 2022. 

Megan Falls '14 graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 2019 and is now an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery resident at Indiana University until 2024. 

Mia Garuccio '14 is currently working in pharmaceutical consulting in NYC.

Victoria Goldman '14 is a crisis advocate at Women Organize Against Rape.

Ben Guzik '14 is Currently working as a Senior Manager of Strategic Finance at Cityblock Health; Received my MBA from Columbia Business School in 2020; Previously worked in strategic finance at Signify Health and healthcare consulting at Mercer

Rebecca Hayes '14 is a paralegal with Shearman and Sterling in New York City.

Connie Hua '14 is an analyst for Deloitte Consulting in New York City.

Jenny Kim ’14 graduated from Stony Brook University School of Medicine ('20) and will be starting as an Anesthesiology resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She participated in the Medical Research Scholars Program at the NIH in Bethesda, MD from 2018-2019.

Jennifer Lee '14 is starting at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple in fall 2017.

Shannon Macika '14 lives in Stuttgart, Germany, where she works as a consultant for BABLE, a start-up company focused on the implementation of smart city solutions across Europe. She graduated with an MPH from The George Washington University in August 2019 through the online MPH@GW program. During her time at GWU, she was a 2018 recipient of one of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarships.

Andrea Martinez ’14  “After graduation, I spent a year working for the African Impact Foundation in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa doing health and nutrition projects. I then went to the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health to get an SM in Global Health, graduating in 2017. I then spent two years working as the Community Health and Research Associate at The Greater Boston Food Bank. Currently, I'm back in school and in the process of completing my MBA at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.  In spring 2020 I have just completed my first of two years and will be doing an internship at Nestlé this summer, where I hope to eventually work on nutrition/healthier food related products.”:

Amanda Mauri '14 is pursuing a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy at the University of Michigan. 

Megan McCarthy Alfano '14 worked on healthcare issues for the Senate Finance Committee and is now a Project Manager at Penn LDI.

Meghan McDonald '14 is doing AmeriCorps at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers for 2014-2015.

Megan McMonigle '14 “After graduation I spent a couple years in Americorps working with people who were re-entering their communities after incarceration. I then went to grad school at Emory University where I received my MPH in 2019. Currently I am working at the CDC as an Evaluation Fellow in the Division of Violence Prevention working with programs around the country to reduce youth violence.”

​​Gina Orlando '14 is a Philly Fellow for the coming year.

Katie Peck '14 is a Research Impact Specialist with the Population Council based in their Washington, DC office. 

Matthew Pellegrino '14 is an analyst in the healthcare investment banking unit of Raymond James Financial.

Maxwell Presser '14 is completing an MD/MPH at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine focusing on violence and injury prevention

Monica Purmalek '14 is a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at San Antonio Military Medical Center and a Captain in the United States Air Force. 

Paula Ruckenstein '14 is working in the Penn Office of General Counsel.

Amanda Ruffner '14 is working as an editorial assistant at the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Sarah Schulte '14 is a Princeton in Latin America fellow, teaching public health to 9th and 10th graders and helping them develop public health outreach projects.  After that she will be in Chile, studying on a Fulbright grant, and she hopes to be matriculating in medical school in the fall of 2015.

Ellie Stoller Korn '14 is a project director at UCSF Health working on Affiliate Strategy. She was previously a manager with Deloitte's healthcare valuation and modeling practice where she focused on hospital and payer finance and strategy.

Joseph Vick '14 is a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton providing strategic and management consulting to the Department of Defense's Military Health System (MHS) in Washington, DC. His efforts are supporting the MHS in transitioning from a system of health care to a system of health and driving meaningful impact to their $50 billion budget and nearly 10 million beneficiaries seeking care from hundreds of treatment facilities world-wide.

Tali Warburg '14 is a Graduate Intern in Business Planning at Partner HealthCare for my MBA internship,  between her first and second year of getting an MBA at Yale SOM.

Abby Worthen '14 work for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as the public health liaison to Medicaid.

Christina Wu '14 had a Fulbright in Hangzhou, China for 2014-2015, and is currently working as a Senior Research Analyst at The Lewin Group, a health and human services consulting firm based in Falls Church, VA.

Kelly Zafman '14 is starting medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in August 2014.

Haley Zarrin '14 is a medical student in the class of 2023 at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


Class of ‘13

Bhargavi Ammu '13 “After graduating from Penn in 2013, I went to work for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Global Health Bureau working in the Office of Health Systems and the Office of HIV/AIDS, where I worked on strategy/operations/policy in Sub Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). I enrolled at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern for my MBA in 2018, and I'm finishing up my degree and graduating in a few weeks! I'll be joining GlaxoSmithKline in a four year rotational program. I'll be starting there in July, where I'll be on a team that launches an HIV injectable drug, an innovative therapy in the space.” 

Matt Byrne ’13 is a 4th year Neuroscience PhD Candidate at Thomas Jefferson University for fall 2020.

Nellie Catzen '13 is a Fox Leadership Fellow in New Orleans for the 2013-14, working as the assistant to the VP of Catholic Charities at the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Carolyn Chen '13 will be working in New York as an Analyst at IMS Consulting Group, a consulting firm specializing in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

Ryan Constantine '13 is in the middle years of a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Colorado. 

Kayla Costello ’13 is completing an MPH at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. 

Madeline Dopico '13 is a sales associate at ZocDoc.

Michal Elias-Bachrach '13 is currently working as a Behavioral Health Provider in a pediatrician's clinic in Aurora, CO.  She received an MSW (2016) and MPH (2017) from The Ohio State University.  Michal spent 14 months from 2020-2021 camping and visiting every national park in the country.

William Goldhirsch '13 is a Research Associate at Strategic Research Insights (SRI)

Emily Hart Doan '13 practices law as an Associate at Polsinelli in Denver, Colorado in the firm’s Global Franchise and Supply Network Group. 

Rebecca Hobble Boursiquot '13  “I am currently a Director of Foundation Relations at Shatterproof, a national nonprofit addressing the addiction crisis. Always happy to chat with alumni about our work. I also completed my MPH at Penn in 2018.” 

Imikomobong (Micky) Ibia '13 is an emergency medicine resident in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Yunica Jiang '13 works for GlaxoSmithKline as an associate in commercial procurement.

Olivia Kachingwe '13 is completing an MPH at Brown University's School of Public Health.

Mary Kleva '13 is an MBA candidate at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Previously, she was a Stakeholder Relations Manager at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.

Megha Kosaraju '13 “I’m currently working on Global Health programs at Medtronic Labs and will be starting my MPH part time at Harvard Chan in summer 2020.”

Julie Kranseler ’13 is finishing her first year of dermatology residency (PGY2) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.

Chrissy Liu '13 is a resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology at SUNY downstate medical center in Brooklyn. 

Lee Marcus '13 is teaching 7th and 9th grade English at Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

Lauren Martin '13 is in the Masters of Physician Assistant studies program at  University of Texas-Southwestern.

Bardia Nabet '13 earned his MPH from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 2017, and is now a consultant at Manatt Health in Washington DC. There he provides quantitative and qualitative research support and strategic advice on a broad range of healthcare business and policy issues.

Kimberly Nemzoff '13 is the Ryan White Program Coordinator at Jefferson’s Division of Infectious Disease where I oversee a grant that helps to provide healthcare to uninsured and underinsured HIV+ patients in the Philadelphia community. At the end of this year, I will be applying to joint BSN/MSN/MPH programs to begin in 2015.   

Courtney Ng '13 is a M.S. candidate at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Pallavi Podapati '13 is in the History of Science PhD program at Princeton.

Isabella Royes '13 is the Associate Director of Project Management for the Cardiac Service Line at Mount Sinai Health System, and also in a Master of Science in Health Administration program at Fordham University and will receive her degree in August 2020.

Line Stensland '13 has an M.D. degree from the University of Oslo, Norway, and starts in June 2020 as a Resident Physician at the Levanger Hospital.

Julia Toner ’13 is a Senior Financial Analyst at Amerisource Bergen and earned an MBA from Fox School of Business in May of 2019.

Samuel Ware '13 is Director of Operations at Contessa Health managing the Mount Sinai Hospitalization at Home Program in NY. The program provides safe hospitalization in a home setting for a variety of patients (including stable Covid-19). Previously, he was a population health consultant, oversaw Medicaid redesign initiatives and managed reproductive health insurances for Planned Parenthood.


Class of ‘12

Gabby Abrishamian-Garcia ’12 “ I did research on women’s health in the Endocrine Unit at Mass General Hospital for three years, went to WashU in St. Louis for med school, and am currently a PGY1 in Internal Medicine at NYU.”

Monica Amoo-Achampong '12 has returned from her Fullbright Scholarship in Ghana, and is finishing pre-med courses at Rutgers, and applying for jobs in New York City for her gap year.

Susan Anderson '12 is finishing her MSc in Global Health and Development at UCL in London, and also starting to work as a Project Coordinator for the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research. She writes, "The lessons from my HSOC major are definitely still relevant!"

Josh Belfer '12 is entering the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Maria Bellantoni '12 “I graduated from the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in 2018 and commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. I am currently completing a residency in Internal Medicine and Urban Health at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.”

Pratima Bhattacharyya '12 is an Advisory Associate in the Health Industries sector at Price Waterhouse Coopers in New York,

Gurbani Chawla '12 is currently a consultant at ZS in our Oncology Vertical. 

Andrea Cheung '12 is in dental school in Cork, Ireland.

Caitlin Chin '12 is Program Coordinator for Back on My Feet Philadelphia.

Reni Ellis '12 Currently Lead Director, Project & Program Management at Aetna, transforming care for Aetna's members dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Received an MPH in Health Policy & Management from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in 2015.   

Kiara Feliz ’12 is a Strategy Associate for Family Health International 360.

Katie Goldrath '12 After participating in the Fox Leadership Fellowship in New Orleans doing public health non-profit work, Katie is now a medical student at the University of Michigan with plans to pursue a dual MD/MPH degree.

Grace Ha '12 is getting a Masters in Medical Sciences at Boston University.

Kendra Hypolite '12 is a research assistant in the Mixed Methods Research Lab at Penn and is starting work on her Masters in Social Work at the School of Social Policy and Practice at Penn in fall 2014.

Connie Jiang, '12 worked for 4 years at HUP as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Rheumatology, and is completing the first year of medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She will be graduating in the class of 2020 from PCOM/

Robyn Jordan '12 completed a post-bacc program at American University and is now at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she is pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics, and will then apply to medical school.  

Xiang Linda Kang '12 is in a doctoral program at the Penn School of Nursing.

Zeena Khalfan '12 is the Senior Director at Gusto, running the Benefits Product Operations team. Gusto is a people platform for businesses, automating payroll, benefits and HR.

Alina Kim '12 works with the Google+ Marketing and Community Partnerships team.

Caroline Kokubun '12 is Community Health Development Extensionist for the Peace Corps in Zambia.

Mansi Kothari '12 is entering Stanford Law School in fall 2012.

Regina Lam '12 is doing healthcare consulting in San Francisco for IMS Health, and plans to enter a post-bac program for medical school in the summer of 2015.

Adria Lamba '12 will be at Georgetown University Law Center starting in fall 2012.

Melanie Lei '12 is a senior product manager at SurveyMonkey, overseeing the tools for survey creation and deployment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she is working to assist health organizations and governments to collect data on community health. Previously she worked at NerdWallet and Coursera. She's happy to mentor any HSOC majors who want to learn about working in tech - reach out at melanie.lei@gmail.com

Kathryne Mezzanotte '12 is working on the health team for a tech start-up dedicated to bringing consumers transparent cost information to make better, more informed financial decisions. Her team focuses on health financial information, topics ranging from medical billing advocates to health insurance.

Kelly Newman '12 works at Optum.

To Nhu ’12  “I work in cancer prevention at MD Anderson Cancer Center after getting my MPH from UT Texas. I'm also currently going to law school part-time. I'm a mom to 2 dogs and an active 3-year old.”

Charlie Oshinsky '12 is working at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies in Colorado and applying to medical school.

Aileen Palmer '12 is now Graduate Research Assistant at Harvard Global Health Systems Cluster.

Kinjan Parikh '12 is entering Harvard Medical School in fall 2012.

Lora Rosenblum '12 is working on the Customer Service team at Oscar Insurance in New York. Oscar is a startup using technology and a focus user experience to reshape how patients engage with their health insurance companies.

Shrestha Singh '12 will be attending Harvard Divinity School in the fall of 2014 as she works toward her Master of Divinity degree. She plans to study feminist theology and the intersections of spirituality and social change. She spent the year after graduation working as a Philly Fellow for Children's Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia. Most recently, she has been back home in California, spending her time farming in San Jose, doing restorative justice work in Oakland, and hiking with her amazing family.

Terry Ye '12 is Director of Operations at CareMore Health, a subsidiary of Anthem. Previously she held roles in sales and business development across the payor and provider sectors, venture capital, and health tech strategy for large pharma


Class of ‘11

Matt Amalfitano '11 Director, Credit Sales, HSBC 

Kent Amoo-Achampong '11 is at Penn Medical School.

Cristian Barrios '11 is the clinic flow coordinator at the Penn Memory Center.

Jill Berman '11 has a full-time position at GBCHealth (formerly an internship) in the membership department. 

Lorel Burns '11 Assistant Professor at NYU College of Dentistry and working part time in private practice as an endodontist (dental specialist)

Chandler Craig Baker ’11 “After practicing corporate law for 9 years (having attended the University of Texas for law school) I left my practice last year to write full time. My most recent book, Whisper Network, was a New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon book club pick. I've strayed from the HSOC path a bit but still think of it so fondly!” 

Juna Dawson-Murray '11 is studying environmental law at Pace University Law School.

Lan Dinh '11 is currently an Americorps "Public Ally" at Eagle Rock School (ERS) and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado. "At ERS, I am the "Society and Cultures" Teaching Fellow at a year-round, residential, and full-scholarship school that enrolls young people ages 15-17 from around the United States in an innovative learning program with national recognition."

Christina DiStefano ‘11 obtained an MPH in Healthcare Management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in 2013. She is currently the Director of Emergency Services at NYU Langone Health.

Vera Goldberg '11 will graduate from Harvard Medical School and start Pediatric Residency at UCSF in the Pediatric Leadership for the UnderServed (PLUS) program in June 2017. “I am so grateful to have majored in Health & Societies. The major was a very important part of shaping who I am today.”

Maura Goldstein ’11 is a teacher at Roots Forest School, an outdoor preschool in McCall, Idaho. She also leads outdoor trips for middle and high-school students, primarily as a backpacking instructor for a private school in California.

Peter Ha '11 spent a gap year traveling around Asia and working for Impact Investment Exchange Asia, a Singapore-based social enterprise. He is now at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Anthony D. Jiang '11 is applying to medical school, volunteer at Children's Memorial Hospital, doing clinical research, and perhaps traveling to China and Europe this year.

John-Paul Julien '11 is doing health consulting for Mercer.

Jung Kim '11 is currently the Director of Customer Success at NeuroFlow - a Philadelphia based behavioral health technology company.

Sarah Kounaves '11 will be enrolled in an MSc of Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society at a joint program with Imperial College London and University College London starting in the fall of 2012.

Keely Langdon '11 is an analyst for Health Advances in Boston.

Alexandra Lipschultz '11 is earning her master's in bioethics at Penn and hopes to go to law school once she completes the MBE degree.

Lauren Mendelson '11 is  an internal medicine resident at the University of Massachusetts.

Brian Mertens '11 is the Director of High School Program for Summer Search Bay Area - a non-profit organization that provides mentorship, experiential learning and college and career advising to young people from low-income backgrounds.

Elise Morocco '11 Fellow in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Southern California

Erin Power '11 is currently working at The Mayhew Program, a camp for at-risk youth in Bristol, NH, and hopes to be returning to Penn to work in the Development Office in the fall.

Arjun Prabhu ’11 will be chief resident in his final year of residency (2020-21) in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. 

Emily Selvin '11 is consulting for Deloitte in San Francisco.

Masha Jones Slavin '11 is Primary Care Physician at Bellevue Hospital in New York, working with medical students and internal medicine residents. Currently serving as Director of Primary Care for Bellevue's Program for Survivors of Torture.

Erica Simon '11 is attending Columbia's Teachers College in early childhood education.

K'Shelle Waller '11 has been a HealthCorps Coordinator, Academic Coordinator at Penn Dental in the Community Oral Health Department, and is now at Practice, a local education technology tech startup in Philadelphia.

Shani Weerakoon '11 is the Chief Cardiology Fellow at the George Washington University Hospital,  finishing up June 2021.

Barbara Wei '11 is starting an MPH at Harvard Chan School of Public Health in fall 2020.  “What a time to be studying public health! I'm currently a consultant at ZS Associates, supporting pharmaceutical companies in the commercialization of new and in-line products. Most recently, a lot of my work has focused on the impact of COVID-19 on pharmaceuticals.”

Martina Westcott '11 is in the MPH program at Jefferson.

Tanya Zaist '11 is attending a pre-medical post-bac program at San Francisco State University with the plan of being admitted to D.O. school.


Class of ‘10

Sarah Akkina '10 Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery resident physician at University of Washington, soon to specialize in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. “Using my HSOC international health concentration to optimize some surgical mission trips, if anyone out there works on similar projects, would love to talk!”

Elena Blebea '10 is completing anMPH at Columbia University.

Andrea Cestaro Sharkey '10 Assistant Director of Healthy Eating Policy and Partnerships at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, working on chronic disease prevention and food policy. Received an MPH, with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition, from NYU's School of Global Public Health in 2018.

Darya Cheban-Katz ’10 is a corporate attorney at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft in New York

Ke Chen '10 is a financial analyst for Microsoft Corporation.

Anup Das '10 Completed MD/PhD at University of Michigan with a focus in Health Economics/Health Policy, and is a 2nd year Internal Medicine Resident at the University of Chicago.

Alissa Eisenberg '10 works in strategic relations at BlackRock asset management.

Andrew Gaffney '10 is Legal Assistant in the Online Product Legal Support team at Google Inc.  Lots of technology and society issues to deal with!  

Sarah Gearhart '10 is a research coordinator at the Penn's Women's Health Clinical Research Center.

Lauren Goldenberg ’10 graduated from McCombs School of Business in 2019 and is currently a Consultant at ZS in San Francisco.

Mariana Gonzalez ’10 After graduation from Penn she worked as a clinical research assistance for the Center for Resuscitation Science at HUP while earning an MPH, then earned her MD from Case Western Reserve and is now an Internal Medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston

Allyson Gordon '10 works in Finance at UBS (Equity Trading) in NYC

Andrea Harris '10 completed her MSPH in Health Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is working on an MBA at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business while working at the MITRE Corporation. "I have realized how important the work I did within HSOC was in shaping my career: Penn really was where I fell in love with public health.

Jana Hirsch '10 is an Assistant Research Professor at the Urban Health Collaborative and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University.

Emily Huang '10 is attending UCLA medical school.

Danielle Koo '10 is Director of Corporate Strategy at Nutanix.

Sarah Ladley '10 has a teaching/coaching fellowship, teaching high school biology and coaching swimming and field hockey at Winchester College in England; will return to Penn in 2011 to finish a masters in environmental studies.

Juliet Larkin-Gilmore '10 is pursuing a PhD in history at Vanderbilt University. Juliet plans to study the history of medicine in the United States with an emphasis on health and indigenous healing among American Indians.

Helen Marks '10 is Communications and External Affairs Coordinator for the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GBC) in New York City.

Priscila Nakano ’10 completed a BSN (2012) and MSN (2017) at Penn and is now an Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatric nurse practitioner at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 

Amanda Nelson Delfiner '10 Currently working in Life Sciences Strategy consulting at Deloitte; received MBA from NYU Stern. Previously worked in product marketing at SRSsoft, a healthcare IT company

Stephanie Neuwirt '10 is working at SRSsoft, an electronic health records company.

Clara Ng '10 is working at Collective Health, a health tech startup in San Francisco that helps employers design and administer their health benefits.

Harivony Rakotoarivelo '10 is currently in her second year of MSc. in Biostatistics at Columbia University.

Gabrielle Ritaccio '10 did post-bac at Bennington and is now studying medicine at Upstate Medical College. 

Sarah Sanchez '10 is a neurology resource coordinator at CHOP.

Tori Searl '10 is working as a paralegal in New York City for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and is planning on attending law school in the Fall of 2012.

Diana Soran '10 is a research specialist at the Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington, DC

Alexandra Sperling '10 is attending Cardozo Law School in NYC.

Alix Winter '10 Currently Chief Data Scientist for the Racial Profiling and Biased Policing Investigations Unit at New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board; received my PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University in 2019 

Fan Zhou '10 is Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, Boston.


Class of ‘09

Kelms Amoo-Achampong '09 is at Mount Sinai Medical School.

Kelsey Dashiell '09 is doing volunteer work at a health clinic in Peru through a program called Awamaki. 

Mardieh Dennis '09 is a PhD student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine specializing in health systems & maternal and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Courtney Dominic ‘09 Attending Physician at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Center for the Urban Child.

Rahima Dosani '09 did healthcare and public sector strategy consulting at Diamond and PwC Advisory, before moving to Malawi and later Myanmar to work for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, where she focused on increasing access to vaccines and HIV & TB diagnostics and strengthening health delivery systems. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPH in global health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Rahima is now a Market Access Advisor in the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at USAID, where she works to apply business principles to help the Bureau of Global Health scale up the most effective global health interventions. 

Christine Eklund '09 attends the University of Cincinnati medical school, and is working on a research project called Healthy Kids 2010, which is a local effort to tackle childhood obesity.

Markley Foreman 'Schlegel ‘09 graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2014 and is currently a Senior Associate in the DC office of Hogan Lovells US LLP.

Jessica Ho '09 is a doctoral candidate in Democracy and Sociology at Penn.

Ashley Hopkins '09 I am a PhD Student in the Health Policy & Management Department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Through the lense of health equity, I study insurance benefit design and how employers and payers consider the characteristics of their employees and members when designing those benefits. Prior to UCLA I worked as a healthcare consultant at Deloitte and as an internal consultant for Penn Medicine's value-based payment programs. MPH from Yale School of Public Health '12.

Thomas Hou '09 Currently working as Associate General Counsel at IVERIC bio, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs for diseases of the retina. I'm interested in One Health and sustainability and would love to meet/chat with anyone!

Alan Hsu '09 was a Philly Fellow at the Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership and then attended medical school.

Ashley LeMaire '09 worked in Clinical Trials and QA at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, was a Consultant with The Chartis Group, and is now a Manager in Pfizer Consulting & Execution.

Lavanya Madhusudan '09 works for Rep. Pramila Jayapal in Seattle as her Outreach and Policy Coordinator handling the healthcare, energy and environment portfolios. 

Rachel Meislin '09 was recently accepted to the NYU School of Medicine in an  MD/MPH program.

Nadia Mikhail Chu ’09 "I finished my PhD at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Epidemiology of Aging (research interests in cognitive aging) and am currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine."

Laura Pang '09 is a law student at Loyola New Orleans on a three-year scholarship.

Richard Schmidt ’09 is finishing a fellowship in vascular neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, which is where I also did his residency.  He’ll be staying on next year as a Clinical Assistant Professor, but will mostly be out at their Jefferson New Jersey campus.

Lakshmi Sivarajan '09 is a medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine on the Canby Robinson Society Merit Scholarship and currently conducting research into potential treatments for Angelman Syndrome, a severe developmental disorder affecting approximately 1/12,000 to 1/20,000 people.

Kelsey Sobomehin '09 Currently manages strategic partnerships for Google Brain. Previously I managed research and development partnerships between Stanford Medicine and Big Tech, Big Pharma, etc 

Chelsea Townes-Francis ’09 “So thankful for my HSOC education. I am a pediatric dentist in Long Island. While in dental school at Columbia I was blessed with a dual degree fellowship via a HRSA sponsored grant to complete my MPH.”


Class of ‘08

Sabrina Aggarwal '08 SVP at Evoke Kyne; Adjunct Faculty at NYU teaching PR Writing

Ronald Berkowsky '08 is an Assistant Professor of Health Science at California State University Channel Islands. His teaching and research focus on aging/gerontology, the impacts of technology in health and healthcare, and issues pertinent to the LGBTQ+ community. “ I also have a Twitter handle, @RonaldBerkowsky”

Monica Burnett '08 is pursuing a Masters at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Health, Behavior and Society Department, with an emphasis on Health Communication and Health Education.

Ella Campbell '08 working in Corporate Communications at Regeneron in New York after working in bioethics and health communications for nearly a decade.

Aaron Cohen '08 is Currently Medical Director at Flatiron Health (Clinical lead for machine learning team) and Medical oncologist at NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital. Med school, residency, and fellowship all at Penn

Rachel Conrad '08 is a clinical child psychiatry fellow at Boston Children's Hospital. She has also been publishing her writing.

Nikita Dabas '08 is living in Miami and applying to medical school.

Jasmine Fournier '08 is the assistant director for the Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership & Strategic Initiatives at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Rachel Han '08 is currently working at OpenDataSoft, a software company specializing in data management tools for civic tech and smart cities and homes. She is also an incoming fellow with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center. She began her career with Mercer Management and HR Consulting (now the Oliver Wyman Group) and went on to work in South Africa with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and UNITAID and the WHO in Geneva. Rachel attributes her interests in technology and society to HSOC. She received an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and is based in Cambridge/Boston.

Dara Holder '08 is at Columbia Medical School.

Samantha Husband Vanderboom ’08 “In June 2019 I graduated from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with a focus on healthcare management. In July, I joined a startup health insurance company called Bind On-Demand Health Insurance. I love it and I truly think that it has a thoughtful approach to health plan design that can actually change behavior, while making health insurance more clear and less frustrating for people.”

Nick Iacobelli '08 “I finished my MD-PhD in cultural anthropology at Penn in 2018 and am now in internal medicine residency at the University of Washington. I have a book under review based on my dissertation research on healthcare services at a men's maximum security prison titled Wards of the State: Care and Custody in a Pennsylvania Prison. With luck it will be out by 2021.”

Freda Koomson '08 currently resides in Monrovia, Liberia where she is working with the Yale School of Medicine-Office of Global Health Health Workforce Program. As a postgrad health management associate, she contributes to the team by helping to build management capacity with special focus on quality improvement in several key areas of health systems strengthening including but not limited to establishing performance measurement systems, strengthening management of medical records and other health information systems, and promoting better pharmacy and inventory management.

Matthew Levin '08 is a doctor doing primary care and geriatrics in Atlanta

Alexandra Malebranche '08 is a pediatric dentist practicing in Philadelphia and South Jersey.  She graduated Columbia Dental class of 2012, UCSF Pediatric Dentistry class of 2015.

Jason Nagata '08 is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on how adolescent behaviors affect health later in adulthood.

Anjeli Prabhu '08 is attending Jefferson Medical School.

Maria E. Rivera ‘08 is a Pediatrician and Preventive Medicine Physician. She is a Chronic Disease Prevention Physician at the Harris County Health Department in Houston, TX.

Kevin Rurak '08 is doing internal medicine at Jefferson in Philadelphia.

Julie Shin '08 is currently in medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is the student leader for a mobile clinic that travels from health fair to health fair, giving medical students the opportunity to do important health screenings for a lot of Katrina-survivors who lost their main access to health care with the shutting down of Charity Hospital. In her spare time, she explores New Orleans and its many exciting restaurants (trying things as unique as alligator cheesecake) and currently holds the #1 rank for New Orleans food blogs (http://www.foodographer.net). 

Katie Simon Mowatt '08 is a Senior Manager of Strategic Planning at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 

Dan Strigenz '08 is an ENT practitioner in Wisconsin

Erica Stutius '08 is a pediatric dentist practicing in Durham, NC. She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Duke University. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2013 and completed her residency and MS in Pediatric Dentistry at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Katie Wolff '08 is working as a Project Manager for a QA project evaluating end-of-life care given to veterans in the VA for the Penn/VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, and is also in the MS Health Policy Research program part-time.


Class of ‘07

Sheriza Baksh '07 Currently an Assistant Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, focusing on the design and conduct of clinical trials in a variety of clinical settings

Tracy Bienenfeld Waller ’07 “I received my MPH from GW in 2009, worked for the FDA for 6 years, and graduated with my JD from American University in 2016. I clerked for a judge in Baltimore city for a year, and then took some time off after I had my daughter. I have been a contract attorney with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) since October 2019.”

Emily Buzzell '07 After a year in Americorps ("one of the best experiences of my life") Emily earned an M.A. in demography (2009) and an MPH (2010) from UC Berkeley.  She now works in Washington DC as a service coordinator on an Assertive Community Treatment Team at Pathways to Housing, an organization that provides housing and services to chronically homeless people with mental illnesses.

Michelle Cassidy Neice '07 is working at Memorial Hospital of Converse County practicing internal medicine in a rural setting

Christina Duczakowski ’07 works at CVS Health.

Nancy Ejuma '07 currently serves as the Deputy Associate Commissioner overseeing the Division for Regional and Local Health Operations within the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Shira Epstein Hollander '07 is Currently the Director of Federal and State Strategy at Medically Home, a startup that enables hospitals and health systems to provide acute inpatient care in patients' homes. Previously a policy director at the American Hospital Association and before that, practiced law for four years at Latham & Watkins, LLP.  MPP '10 from the Harvard Kennedy School and JD '13 from Georgetown Law.

Bianca Grecu Jacobs ’07 I am a Physician Owner at Eugene Emergency Physicians in Eugene, Oregon.

Michelle L Holshue '07 (NURS '09) I work as a nurse epidemiologist for the CDC, now a Career Epidemiology Field Officer (CEFO) stationed at the Washington State Department of Health. (I received my BSN from Penn Nursing in 2009 and my MPH from Johns Hopkins in 2018)

Jhamirah Howard '07 writes: I received my MPH in 2009 from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. I have been working as a policy analyst for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation as part of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured since fall of 2009. I work on issues related to long-term care financing. I recently accepted a position (starting in July) at the US Dept of Health and Human Services in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) where I will be a social science analyst with their Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Programs group. (DALTCP).

Yinchi Gigi Li '07 is a Licensed Psychologist in New York State, working for the NY Office of Mental Health

Riddh Pakrasi '07 a primary care physician in the Chicago suburbs. "If you have any HSOC premeds or alum med students looking for advice, I would be happy to talk with them!"

Mara Pillinger '07 writes: I've left the NYC DOHMH, am currently at Oxford studying Global Governance , and will be starting my PhD in International Relations (focusing on global health governance) at GW this fall. 

Katrina Sohrakoff 'McClure '07 completed her MPH at Yale (2011) and is Executive Director of Sinclair Health Clinic, a free and charitable clinic, in Winchester, VA.

Staci Stewart Hoops ’07 is a physician assistant at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, division of gastroenterology.

Katherine Tuider '07 "After a year and a half of travel, research, writing and editing, my book, Dominican Republic (Other Places Travel Guide) has finally been published today. In Dominican Republic (Other Places Travel Guide), my co-author, Evan Caplan, and I aim to share the part of the Dominican Republic that we came to know and love as Peace Corps Volunteers "

Kate Wallis Deguisto '07 is working at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn as a  Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and a health services researcher to understand healthcare disparities in care for children with autism spectrum disorder. She also teaches in the Penn Master in Public Health Program and serves as an instructor in CHOP's PolicyLab.


Class of ‘06

Georgette Cox '06 stayed at Penn for a master's degree in Social Work (MSW '08), and is now a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society. She writes, "Much of what I was introduced to as an undergrad is very applicable to the type of research I plan on conducting."

Rogette Esteve '06 worked as a research assistant after graduation, and is now in a post-bac program in Boston and applying to medical school.

Rachel Kadakia '06 is completing her last year of medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and applying for a residency in Pediatrics. During the 2007-2008 school year, she was a Greater Philadelphia Albert Schweitzer Fellow. During that year, she helped patients with severe and potentially life threatening medical conditions at Philadelphia's Chinatown Clinic obtain health insurance through Pennsylvania Medicaid's Emergency Medical Assistance Program.

Kim Krowne '06 is now Client Liaison and Field Coordinator at Columbia University and Zara Solar.

Jerrie Kumalah '06 Currently an Analytics Engineer at SeatGeek. Got my MPH from UNC Chapel Hill in 2009 and spent close to a decade working in Local/State Health Departments and the Non-profit arena before switching over to working more in the data space within the tech world

Johanna Lauer '06 is getting her MPH at the University of Michigan in health policy, and previously worked at the Advisory Board Company in DC (hospital consulting firm), and then at the Center for Studying Health System Change (health policy think tank in DC).

Sara Gabrielle Levin '06 Currently a Senior Director of Client Development at Blink Health, a digital pharmacy, where I work on growth, strategy and operations. In 2013 I received my MBA from Columbia Business School. This year I was accepted into Chief, a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there.

Sha Ling '06 works for GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, working out of the Parsippany NJ Consumer Healthcare office, and managing the entire Canadian 3rd Party Contract Manufacturers. She has worked extensively in China as well.

Samantha Mack '06 “I got my MPH from Tulane in 2008. Then I moved to Miami, where I've been the health reporter for the NPR member station. This past fall, I left the newsroom to have more time to hang out with my preschoolers and work on longer-term projects. But now that every reporter is a health reporter, I'm doing a lot more editing and consulting than I expected. And--some news I'm excited to share--my reporting was part of a couple of journalism packages honored with regional Edward R. Murrow awards this spring.“

Julie Nusbaum '06 is Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at the NYU-Long Island School of Medicine. 

Surbhi Puri ’06 went on to get a Masters in Biotechnology (2011) from Penn. She worked in healthcare/life sciences consulting in Philadelphia and Boston. She then ran multiple pharma-backed patient support programs designed to improve medication access and adherence for patients in the Middle East and Africa. She has been accepted to begin an MBA program in Switzerland in 2019.

Neel Rane '06 has worked at ZS Associates in New York and Los Angeles for 4 years, consulting primarily to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. He is excited to be returning to Penn in Fall 2010 to attend law school. Go Quakers!

Andrew J. Rosenthal '06 recently completed his MBA at Harvard Business School and is Chief Strategy Officer at Massive Health, a San Francisco-based consumer health company with a focus on health engagement.  He is active in the Penn community with roles on the Executive Committee of Penn Alumni and the Executive Board of the Penn Fund.

Liz Spangler '06 worked for two years in NYC for a small healthcare consulting firm in Manhattan (Easton Associates) doing strategy work for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. She is now in Iasi, Romania helping start a church for English speaking internationals in the city. 

Collin Weinberger '06 is working as a Research Associate at the Institute of Medicine on the Board on Global Health.


Class of ‘05

Patrick Ercole '05 completed an MPH at Saint Louis University (2007) and now works at SLU as a research analyst involved with transplantation outcomes and cost research. He is also a doctoral student in Public Health and expects to finish in 2010. In addition, he is involved in forming a non-profit organization geared at building a hospital in a remote area of rural Honduras.

Maryellen Guinan '05 worked in the Department of Health Policy at Jefferson after graduation, and in May 2009 completed a JD in Health Law at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law.

Kate Holbrook '05 worked in public health research for 3 years before returning to school for an RN to Master's program at UCSF. She is now an RN and in the masters portion of her program with a specialty in Advanced Community Health and International Nursing. "I feel like the program I'm in is a continuation of my work as an undergrad and I'm forever grateful for the amazing education I received in the HSOC program at Penn."

Milenka Jean-Baptiste '05 has been in NYC doing HIV work in many capacities, and is currently serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in SA.

Tasneem Rangwala '05 graduated from dental school and is currently doing a residency in Orthodontics in NYC.


Class of ‘04

Patricia Mahoney Anaya '04 spent a year in Paraguay doing nonprofit work, similar to that of the peace corps, spent two years working on an NIH grant out of the PENN med school, and is currently in medical school in Spain.

Ella Dutton Campbell ’04 “I've now been working at the biotech Regeneron for nearly three years in corporate communications. I've had the pleasure of working closely with the COVID-19, Ebola and genetics teams, among many other impressive colleagues. I'm always happy to talk to students interested in learning about the biotech or corporate communications world.”

Christine Frauenhoffer '04 works at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston as a Clinical Research Coordinator for Gastrointestinal Oncology.


Class of ‘03

Christopher Lee '03 completed a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is now a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in California.

Justin Yee '03 worked at the Urban Institute in DC (a think tank) for nearly four years as a Research Associate, conducting econometric and statistical analyses on an assortment of health care issues facing low-income families. He then served briefly as a Health Policy Fellow in the Senate Finance Committee under Senator Max Baucus, and is now a medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.