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Sarah Bass

Email Me! Undergraduate Institution: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Undergraduate Major: B. A. Communication Studies Type of Work: Offsite Logistics Manager Why did you choose the MS Health Communication Program at Northwestern University? I chose the MS in Health Communication program at Northwestern because I felt like the staff I met during the information session really wanted me

Alexis Armbruster

Email Me! Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Major: Community Health Type of Work: Patient Advocate at an insurance Third Party Administrator. In this role, I advocate for our members when they are experiencing chronic and catastrophic health problems. Why did you choose the MS Health Communication Program at Northwestern University? I want to improve and

Anya Kotova

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? Public Relations and Sociology with a minor in Political Science from Syracuse University. What piqued your interest to study health communication? I spent my career in corporate communications, working for international organizations and governments and have always been attracted to solving globally relevant, high-stakes communications problems.

Ida Haynes

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? I studied Theatre and Fine Art at Loyola University Chicago. What piqued your interest to study health communication? I have worked in different healthcare organizations over my 10 years since undergrad, but I want to learn more. I have always enjoyed learning about the healthcare world

Elly Woods

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa   What piqued your interest to study health communication? I have always been very interested in health and wellness, and I wanted a degree that would help me transition into the healthcare communications field. I also am

Laney Paterson

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? Health Information Systems at University of Maine at Farmington. What piqued your interest to study health communication? I have witnessed a disconnect between patients and their providers throughout my own personal and professional experience. There is often a limited understanding of one’s own health condition and

Kate Foster

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? College of Wooster, Major in Anthropology. What piqued your interest to study health communication? I’m a health services researcher, and many of the problems that I see in my work are centered around communication. I also knew that getting a health communication degree would set me

Rawan Medina

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? I graduated from Rush University with a Bachelor of Science in Vascular Ultrasound. What piqued your interest to study health communication? After working in healthcare for years and realizing that there is still so much that needs to be improved on, it really interested me to

Michael Lynch

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication What piqued your interest to study health communication? I wanted to explore and learn about how communication, technology and multiculturalism could be fused to improve health outcomes in Black and Brown communities. Why is earning your MS at Northwestern

Mailee Her

Email Me! What was your Undergrad Institution and Major? I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Communications with emphasis in Health Communication. What piqued your interest to study health communication? I’ve always known that I wanted to work in healthcare but not as a nurse or doctor. During my sophomore year of undergrad, my advisor