Yale: Student Co-Chairs Young Women’s Leadership Launch Conference While Pursuing Two Degrees
As a registered nurse, Ms. Mary Zhao quickly learned the importance of effective resource allocation when she saw a need to internally manage key supplies among medical divisions in her Canadian hospital. A student in the Yale schools of public health and management, her goal in pursuing two degrees is to understand how to equitably provide for the health and wellness of people across the population, regardless of their social determinants. She is exploring how managerial decisions affect complex economic and social systems in different industries. These academic offerings have encouraged her to explore a variety of extracurricular and internship opportunities to help further her professional development and build on her clinical experience. Ms. Zhaoto completed a practicum at the Internal Consulting Group at Yale New Haven Health, where she worked on a project to optimize discharge room turnover, thus reducing costs. As a summer associate with Deloitte Consulting on a project with one of the largest provider health systems in the country she worked on initiatives to improve revenue cycle performance by reducing payor denials among networks in eight states. Ms. Zhaoto has loved the tight community of students in the health care management program at Yale and served as president of the Yale School of Public Health’s student chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is the marketing and communications chair for the School of Management Student Government and co-chair of the Young Women’s Leadership Launch conference, which mentors over one hundred young women from New Haven.