Name: Cheyenne Riley
Undergraduate: BS Kinesiology, Minor is Psychology from IU Bloomington
“In May 2022, I proudly earned my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. Before embarking on my journey in the MSHM program in May 2023, I served as a physical therapy technician, where I engaged in hands-on patient care daily. During this experience, I uncovered my true passion for the operational aspects of healthcare. Driven by a desire to transition from direct patient care to becoming a transformative leader in the dynamic world of healthcare, I sought out the perfect opportunity to achieve this goal. The MSHM program emerged as the ideal fit, offering me the chance to forge a new career path and deepen my understanding of the intricate US Healthcare system.”
As I look ahead to the upcoming year, I am filled with excitement and anticipation to delve even deeper into the curriculum and embrace the invaluable leadership experiences presented by our practicum opportunities. The prospect of applying my academic knowledge to real-world projects fills me with a sense of purpose, driving me to make a tangible, positive impact.
After graduation, my aspirations revolve around exploring three potential career paths: consulting, data analytics, or project management. The practicum experience holds immense significance for me as it will provide valuable insights into each facet of healthcare, ultimately aiding in the discovery of my true passion. My eagerness to progress through the program stems from my desire to actively explore these options and work towards becoming a transformational leader in the healthcare industry. The journey ahead excites me, and I eagerly await the opportunities to learn, grow, and make a positive impact in the healthcare landscape.
Thus far I have really enjoyed getting to know my cohort and building relationships with them. It has been an honor to surround myself with students who are just as passionate about healthcare as I am. My peers have been very supportive and motivating throughout orientation and Business Foundations thus far. The sense of camaraderie and shared dedication to our field is inspiring and uplifting, and I am eager to embark on this collective journey toward becoming transformative leaders in healthcare. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with, and I am eager to see the positive impact we will make in the future.”