Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was introduced to the path of healthcare in 2016 since I started my career as a dietitian upon completing my masters in Food Science and Nutrition. The experiences I had during my practice kindled my interest to explore the area of management. I decided to pursue Masters in Leadership in Healthcare Organization and graduated in 2020. At present, I am a certified project manager at a budding startup company in San Diego.
In my free time, you can find me whipping up some cupcakes, strolling at the beach, and admiring the beautiful sunsets of San Diego!
Why did you decide to get this degree?
My goals were inclined towards entering the management domain. I was looking out for a Masters program that would aid me with the transition. When I came across UCSD’S LHCO, I learned it checked all my requirements and would provide me the necessary skills to become a better leader.
What did you like best about the program?
Highly engaging classes, program flexibility, supportive staff, and hands-on training are some of the things that I liked best about the program.
What skills are you applying in your job that you learned in the program?
The program structure is a perfect blend of qualitative and quantitative skills. My day’s work revolves around the application of core skills such as Gemba, stakeholder management, project planning, and execution. In addition, skills like negotiation, conflict management, and leadership further support me in my work.
In what way has the degree impacted your career?
The Masters Degree has positively impacted my career. It has opened multiple opportunities for me. I am working as a PMI certified project manager and help startups that focus on healthcare and biotechnology win grants. The hands-on training and the knowledge that I gained during the LHCO program have positively supported my goals.
What would you tell someone who is considering the program?
I would highly encourage them to pursue it. The program equips aspiring professionals by offering them a unique toolset that can be applied to diverse fields. Additionally, it introduces emerging areas like value-based healthcare and population health management. The faculty are helpful, the classes are interactive, and this course is backed by hands-on training, leading to a holistic learning environment.