HAPP ALUMNI PANEL
Meet HAPP alumni & learn about career paths after graduation
HAPP Alumni Panel Speakers
Miranda Jones ‘08
HAPP Track: III
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Description of company: Academia/academic research institution.
Description of company: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is an academic research institution dedicated to the improvement of health through discovery, dissemination, and translation of knowledge and the education of a diverse global community of research scientists and public health professionals.
Carlyn Rubin ‘14
Job Title: Montgomery County Director of Personal Supports
Company Name: Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.
Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which provides residential, educational, vocational, recreational, and family support services to over 300 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in both Carroll and Montgomery Counties. We strive to enhance the quality of life of the individuals we serve by fostering their active, productive participation in the community, and by supporting them to live as independently as possible.
Valerie Pasquale ‘17
Bio: As a Community Health Educator with Planned Parenthood of Maryland, I develop and conduct community education and outreach in order to help people make safe and healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and relationships! The educators at Planned Parenthood of Maryland primarily teach middle through high school students on sexual and reproductive health topics, ranging from reproductive anatomy to contraceptive methods to consent. I have also developed new lessons for our school partners, last fall I developed a lesson on porn and sexting for middle schoolers. Planned Parenthood of Maryland is having important conversations with young folks and empowering them with knowledge! This is literally my dream job, as I was doing similar outreach and education in college as an extra-curricular… but now it’s my full-time job!
Yinka Bode-George ‘16
HAPP Track: III; GES: Environmental Science Track
Title: Program Manager, Maryland Environmental Health
Organization Description: The Maryland Environmental Health Network’s (MDEHN) mission is to promote the elimination of environmental threats to human health by working closely with health advocates, policymakers, and community members. MDEHN has built a reputation as one of the state’s leading voices for human health and the environment. MDEHN acts to protect human health by addressing environmental policies and practices, and creating programs, that shape the conditions for health in Maryland.
Sami Syed ‘17
HAPP Track: III
Bio: Currently employed as a Client Care Manager. I oversee care for all clients in the Bethesda and DC regions along with an RN, who handles the medical side, while I handle customer service. With the RN, I supervise approximately 150 Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aids. I also provide consulting for prospective clients and manage all prospective accounts. I establish and maintain relationships with Assisted Living facilities, nursing homes, and other facilities/institutions that can become strong referral accounts for us. Lastly, I play a role in training and orienting new Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aids.
Emily Ewing ‘15
HAPP Track: I
Bio: My current position is sales for a company called Pulse8. Pulse8 is a healthcare data analytics company that focuses on Risk Adjustment for Medicare Advantage, ACA, and Medicaid plans. Previously, I was in product marketing for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield where I helped design and deploy plans for the mid-size market (51-199 employees).
HAPP Track: III
Bio: Currently works as a Public Health Data Analyst Lead in the Child Health Data Lab at the Child Health Advocacy Institute which is part of the Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC. Provides data analytics support for policy and advocacy initiatives for children in and around Washington, DC.