What Our Graduates Are Doing

Our graduates are prepared for careers as diverse as the field of global health. Several of our graduates remain in academia by teaching, conducting research, or seeking further advanced training. Some graduates continue their professional education and pursuits, such as medical school, residencies, fellowships, or clinical practice. Others find work in government organizations, NGOs, or the private sector. Many of our graduates have been hired by UCSF or their capstone project partners, often continuing work begun while conducting their master's research.

Class of 2016

Lyolya Hovhannisyan, MS, entered the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Noor Raad, MS, has started a policy analyst position with Doctors Without Borders based in New York, focusing on pharmaceutical R&D to improve access and costs of HIV and TB/DR-TB drugs in low-income countries.

Sheba Vincent, MS, started at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Class of 2015

Alex Chin, MS, entered the School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California.

Ashley Lucas, MS, Behavioral Risk Analytics, Metabiota

Laila Soudi, MS, works in the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program at Stanford University to help expand the group’s global mental health efforts.

Jennifer Zech, MS, works as a research coordinator in the General Internal Medicine department at the University of Washington under Dr. Thomas Gallagher, who does patient care quality and safety research.

Class of 2014

Karen Lee, MS, is a Strategy & Innovation Leader at Humana, Inc. Her role involves forming partnerships with developers of digital health apps and devices, consumer companies, and academic organizations to share innovation and improve population health.

Katherine McClendon, MS, is a student in the Master's Entry Clinical Nursing (MECN) Program at UCLA.

Ashley Ramirez, Clinical Scholar, joined the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) with the Peace Corps, PEPFAR, and Seed Global Health and moved to Malawi to work as a Pediatric Nurse Educator.

Thea Sutton, MS, works on the Applied Innovation Team at Genentech

Harry Whittle, MS, Medical student, University College London

Maryam Zafer, MS, is a medical student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York City. Her capstone research on semen washing was cited in CDC revised guidelines regarding the technique.

Class of 2013

Frey Gugsa, MS, attends medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Keely Jordan (Bisch), MS, is a PhD candidate at NYU's Global Institute of Public Health, with a concentration in Health Systems and Delivery.

Vicky Khoury, MS, is attending medical school at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Stephanie Klees, MS, works as a pediatric mentor in the Human Resources for Health Program in Kigali, Rwanda

Nicole Santos, MS, works as Discovery Research Coordinator for the Preterm Birth Initiative-East Africa.

Class of 2012 

Kathy Burke, MS, currently serves as the Deputy Director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health. 

Guzyal (Gabi) Gabitova, MS, works as a health communications officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Solange Madriz, MS, is a program coordinator at UCSF Global Health Sciences.

Class of 2011

Renata Abrahão, MS, completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Amethyst Gillis, MS, works at Metabiota as lab manager for PREDICT, a USAID-funded on emerging pandemic threats.

Robert Salerno, MS, is a development associate at Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), a global consulting firm.

Dr. Teri Reynolds, MS, is an Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care scientist at the World Health Organization in Geneva.

Class of 2010

Amy Penn, MS, is a medical student at UCSF.