MPA in Health Policy & Management - 2015
What were you doing before you came to NYU Wagner?
I worked for Partners In Health, a global health delivery nonprofit, in southern Africa. The team I oversaw was responsible for monitoring the performance of clinical programs (e.g., digital data collection and reporting) as well as anything related to IT. I loved the work, but realized I didn't need to be international to make a positive impact on healthcare. As a result, I chose to go to Wagner for two reasons: 1) to pivot from global to domestic health, and 2) to grow a career in the NYC-metro area, given the strong NYU alumni presence.
How would you describe your experience as an NYU Wagner student?
As someone who had their feet in both the NYU MPA and MBA programs, I found it extremely refreshing to meet like-minded folks interested in public sector approaches to make impact, while at Wagner. Moreover, it was great to build connections with other students who had interests outside of healthcare.
Can you tell us a bit about your job responsibilities?
As a director at PwC, I pursue and lead engagements, as a result, part of my job is sales and the other part is operations. In other words, I’m responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities to provide value to our clients (the sales), as well as to deliver/execute on the engagements that are sold (the operations). More specifically, I focus on digital transformation, which can mean upskilling provider executives on how to better embed agile thinking or improving the way a payer's member portal app gets developed and continually enhanced.