Ms. Health Equity Strategy

About Me:

I grew up dependent on the local social safety net, and this instilled in me a deep passion for health equity and social determinants. Started volunteering in the field in high school. After college, spent 5 years working in research/consulting for boutique firms (generally respected by industry but not well-known), all in health equity projects.


Target School: Columbia

Considering: Wharton, MIT Sloan, Harvard, Berkeley Haas

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Top 15 school (think Northwestern)

Undergrad Major: International Studies

GPA: 3.5

GMAT: 730

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Women of color leadership program | Community health leadership program | Volunteer with various orgs for 1-2 years (moved a lot), all with some youth or mentorship component.

Work History:

Title: Sr Manager

Industry: Consulting

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Sr Analyst

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Helped 20+ health systems launch specific health equity initiatives (requires determining design and getting funding).
– Helped one of my boutique firm launch a new product by getting $2M in capital from parent company, performance on track to make twice the amount of our company’s average product.

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term – Accelerate career to top strategy role at an innovative health equity startup, ex. Cityblock. Long-term – Ultimately to lead all health equity strategy at top payer firm, ex. UHC. End up in the city of whichever MBA program I go to, and give back to the local social safety net there through volunteering and mentoring young folks.


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