After receiving a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Boston College, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua for over three years in the health sector. When I returned to the US, I worked in Washington, DC for two global health non-profits focused on strengthening healthcare markets in low- and middle-income countries. Currently, I am an MBA candidate at the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt University concentrating in Healthcare, Strategy, and Marketing.
As a Philosophy major, I continuously sought opportunities to connect the ideas I was studying in the classroom to the outside world. When I came across health inequalities, I found a tangible way to discuss social justice and inequality. As I began to search for ways improve health outcomes for the most marginalized populations, I saw markets as a sustainable avenue to bring choice and dignity to those who often depended on charity. Through the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, I am able to explore how I can combine my global health experience with my MBA to drive access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.