MPH Health Services Administration / MBA Healthcare/Entrepreneurship
“Even in a less traditional academic path, I’ve enjoyed immense support from advisors who’ve helped me make my degree my own. I’ve really appreciated the opportunity to look at healthcare through so many different perspectives and sets of priorities.”
Tucson, AZ (for the last 15 years)Prior Degree(s):
B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of ArizonaBefore entering the program:
After my undergraduate degree, I spent two years working in international events management with the World Scholar’s Cup. I also spent a few years in medical school before deciding to devote my attention full-time to studying a management and systems perspectives on healthcare.Why did you choose public health?
Many of the issues facing healthcare today can be examined from the view of the community health management and how current systems engage (or fail to engage) health issues on a population level. Since I was already obtaining my MBA, I felt a degree in public health would offer me the “purest” perspective on dealing with health issues on levels ranging from local communities to the international stage.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
MEZCOPH has been great about helping me craft my dual degree program along my own interests and terms. I’ve also noticed from prior experience that this college (and many of the University of Arizona professional health colleges in general) really “walk the walk” in terms of giving back to the community. Based on that, I suspected (now confirmed!) that there were great people here invested in helping support the next generation of healthcare professionals—pursuing the MBA/MPH path has been a great decision overall.Public health interests:
Health systems management; public policy; improving access, quality, and affordability of healthcare for all.Internship:
To be determined.Interests/hobbies outside of school:
Travel (both domestic and international), volunteering, hiking and running, reading, local events, board and video games of all kinds.Tip for future students:
Get ready to read, research, and write a lot—but also look forward to getting better at all three.