Health Policy & Management

Health Policy & Management

Molly Anderson
Molly Anderson

Hi everyone, my name is Molly Anderson and I am a second year Health Policy and Management student on the Management track. I am originally from Olney, Maryland and
completed my undergraduate degree at Boston College where I majored in Psychology and minored in Medical Humanities. I worked at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases at NIH for two years supporting investigational studies focusing on immune disorders prior to enrolling at Rollins. My research interests include bioethics, health information technology, and health policy. I look forward to the opportunities that Rollins has to offer. Emory has been a great experience thus far and I look forward to the opportunities that Rollins has to offer! Rollins has been incredibly supportive of their students, despite the challenges presented in a virtual environment. My personal interests include trying new restaurants, traveling, and exploring Atlanta with my dog, Boo.

Marilyn Garcia
Marilyn Garcia

Hi everyone! My name is Marilyn Garcia, and I am currently a second-year student at Rollins School of Public Health within the Health Policy and Management department, focusing on the management track. I am originally from Los Angeles, California and completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). While in undergrad, I participated in a healthcare workforce development program where I provided comfort care to patients at a local hospital and learned more about health disparities afflicting the community, especially Latinx individuals. In addition, I was also a Peer Health Educator at CSUF in which I provided resources and guidance for students, specifically on substance use. Prior to enrolling at Rollins, I became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked as a Program Manager for a healthcare workforce development program. I am passionate about learning more about the disparities that many underserved communities face and implement solutions to ensure that individuals receive appropriate medical care regardless of socioeconomic level or other barriers. On my free time, I enjoy discovering new hiking trails, spending time with family, and traveling (my goal is to visit all 50 states!).

Sravya Gedela
Sravya Gedela

Hi everyone! My name is Sravya and I am a second-year Health Policy and Management student on the Management track. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, and I graduated from Ohio State University in May 2020 with a degree in Neuroscience. During my time in undergrad, I was involved in multiple public health organizations that made me fall in love with healthcare administration. I am so glad I chose Emory because there’s a great sense of community here even though I’m taking all of my classes online. I am a Program Manager at Postpartum Support International (PSI GA) through the REAL program. In my free time, I like to try new foods, explore Atlanta, and spend time with family and friends!

Jon Huynh
Jon Huynh

Hi! I’m Jon, and I’m a second-year Health Policy and Management student on the Health Policy track. I’m from North Carolina, and I have a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Medical Anthropology from UNC-Chapel Hill. I’m also pursuing a certificate in Socio-contextual Determinants of Health. In my future career, I hope to do policy work to improve the health of those without insurance or access to quality healthcare. Outside of Public Health, I love specialty coffee. I was a barista for 3 years before coming to Rollins, and I love the vibrant coffee scene here in Atlanta. I have found a great community here at Emory, and I’d love to talk with you more about the great things Rollins has to offer!

Pooja Parikh
Pooja Parikh

Hi everyone! My name is Pooja, and I am a second-year Health Policy & Management MPH student on the Management track. I am from Durant, OK. I recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma where I majored in Chemical Bioscience Pre-medicine and then came to Rollins immediately after completing undergrad. While I was at OU, I was able to take multiple introductory level public health courses and these courses are what made me want to pursue my master’s in public health before I applied to medical school. My interests within public health lie in wanting to improve maternal and child health in rural areas and working to improve health disparities issues in low-income communities where proper access to care is lacking. I choose to come to Rollins because of the great sense of community that I knew I would get here and for all the amazing opportunities that Emory offers its students. At Rollins within my first semester, I have had the opportunity to get involved in the Emory Global Health Institute Student Advisory Committee and Emory Pipeline Collaborators program. I am also currently working on CDC’s community IPTp study as a qualitative research analyst for a practicum opportunity while I look for a job through the REAL program. In my free time, I like to do photography, explore various coffee shops, and spending time with friends and family. I can’t wait to meet you all and share all the amazing things about Rollins with you!

Haley Schavemaker
Haley Schavemaker

Hey, y’all! My name is Haley Schavemaker (she/her/hers). I am a second-year MPH student in the department of health policy and management. I’m originally from sunny Florida. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a degree in Public Health. After graduation, I served as a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Lesotho, where I focused on promoting literacy and supporting HIV/AIDS mitigation programs. In my free time, I love to be at the beach reading a good book, or scuba diving. I’m excited to be at Rollins, and look forward to seeing what opportunities my education brings