Employer: Indiana University Health
Current position: Practice Administrator
Degree(s): DePauw University, Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, 2010; IUPUI, Master of Health Administration, 2014
Why did you choose your major/program?
I chose the IUPUI program because of the curriculum that truly prepares you to work in the healthcare industry as a leader. I also enjoyed the flexibility it allowed for me to be able to work during the day and attend classes in the evening.
Briefly describe your career path:
Office manager of an orthopedic practice during my time during the program (2011-2014); Practice manager for primary care clinics with IU Health (2014-2016); Practice manager for IU Arnett Family Medicine Residency program (2016-2020); Practice administrator for IU Methodist Family Medicine Residency program (2020-2021); Practice administrator for IUHP/IU Department of Emergency Medicine (2021-present)
Describe what an average day for you might be like.
Administrative leader for the emergency medicine physicians/APPs
What advice would you give your college self about pursuing your current career path or industry?
Be sure to create a work/life balance in the very beginning because work never stops, but it is important to have breaks for your own wellbeing.
What is a lesson learned at FSPH that you have been able to apply to your career?
Part of being in a graduate program is learning time management and that is something that is transferrable into the work environment as well.
What is the most significant thing that’s happened to you since graduating?
I was part of the administrative leadership that helped create a new family medicine residency program that is part of the IU/IUH family.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What’s next for you?
Still working in healthcare in Indiana and being able to contribute in a meaningful way to the organization I am a part of.
What is your favorite IUPUI/FSPH memory?
Meeting new colleagues who after graduation you go different paths but then reunite in various ways years later.