About the Questrom Health & Life Sciences Conference
We hope this Conference invigorates current health sector leaders and inspires the future generation to come together to address the challenges, and opportunities in this complex and constantly evolving field.
2019 Conference Team
Ishue is a second year, full-time MBA/MPH dual degree student in the Health Sector Management program. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Development from the University of California, Davis. Leading up to business school, Ishue worked at the Make A Wish Foundation in Donor Relations. This past summer, she interned at the Judge Baker Children’s Center Policy Institute, working on projects that dissected the policies, systems, and practices within the mental health space. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in healthcare consulting.
Emily De Redon
Emily is a second year full time MBA/MPH dual degree student in the Health Sector Management program. She graduated George Washington University (GWU), receiving a B.A. in International Affairs, concentrating in Global Public Health. Following graduation from GWU, she served as a project coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Global Health and Human Rights working with low cost high yield innovative technologies. Prior to starting at Questrom, she worked as a senior research analyst for Partners Healthcare Connected Health designing, developing and testing digital health solutions and redefining technology-enabled health. Over the summer Emily interned with PwC as a Senior Associate in their Pharmaceutical R&D Advisory group. Emily intends to pursue a career in healthcare management, with a focus on healthcare delivery and operations.
Grant is in the final year of his part-time MBA degree in the Health Sector Management program. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research, both from Northeastern University. Grant has worked at the Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research (NIBR, a division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals) since 2010, when he was an intern during his undergraduate studies. At NIBR, he now co-leads a team of engineers delivering robotic, automation, informatics, and custom electro-mechanical devices to internal scientists to enable their drug discovery. Upon graduation, Grant looks forward to continuing to impact the way cutting edge research teams innovate, leverage technology and find cures for patients.
Lauren Erlingheuser is a part-time MBA student in the Health Sector Management program with a concentration in Marketing. She graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication in 2009, receiving a B.S. in Communication. Lauren has been with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts since 2010 and is currently a Communications Consultant in compliance and enrollment marketing. She hopes to continue her career in marketing strategy and project management in the health sector. In her spare time, Lauren takes piano lessons and is an avid barre enthusiast.
Shreya Iyer is a second year, full-time MBA degree student in the Health Sector Management program at Questrom. In addition, she is the President of Marketing Club and VP of Alumni and External Relations for Health Sector Management Club.
She began her career at Johnson and Johnson, where she supported their pharmaceutical R&D and JLabs’ communication initiatives. She has also worked at Bayer Healthcare and served as a liaison for their Latin America communications and government relations group. She proceeded to make a switch to the advertising agency side, gaining experiences as a copywriter at McCann Health and Ogilvy Health. This summer, Shreya interned at Sanofi Genzyme supporting the US Oncology Marketing team. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career at the intersection of healthcare and technology.
Nicole is a second year, full-time MBA/MPH dual degree student in the Health Sector Management program. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Sociology from Bowdoin College. After graduating from Bowdoin, she worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Adult Leukemia department, working on clinical trials for various hematologic malignancies. This past summer, Nicole interned at Alexion Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. Complement Marketing department. Upon graduation from BU, she plans to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology field.
Pruthvi Shah is a second-year PEMBA student in the Health Sector Management program. After graduating from Lehigh University, Pruthvi spent time leveraging data to make strategic operational decisions in economic development and the tech industry. Currently, she works in sales and marketing analytics for Alkermes focusing on the CNS product portfolio. She is passionate about helping pharma and biotech companies use data to drive business strategy.
Michael is a second year, full-time MBA degree student in the Health Sector Management program at Questrom and also VP of Clubs in the Questrom Graduate Council. Prior to Questrom, Michael received a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular and Biology from the University of Washington. He began his career at the University of Washington Department of Immunology as a research scientist where he studied infectious diseases and immune cell development. He also was a senior research associate at Novo Nordisk where he led various Type 1 Diabetes therapy projects. Additionally, he was a market analyst at Boston Children’s Hospital supporting the Technology Development Fund investment strategy. This summer Michael interned at Locust Walk supporting corporate strategy and financing engagements for biopharma companies. Upon graduation, he hopes to continue a career in biotech corporate strategy and development in Boston.
Rachel is a first year full time MBA/MPH student in the Health Sector Management program at Questrom. Before Questrom, Rachel earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University in Neuroscience and Political Science. She worked as a family case advocate at Boston Medical Center, connecting low-income families with Boston with social resources in the Boston area. She then worked as a research assistant for the Center for Human Genetics, directly assisting the director of the Center with research on medical negligence and connective tissue genetic disorders. She then joined the Boston Bar Association, where she was part of the Professional Development and Education team. In this role, she managed the BBA’s sixteen legal industry conferences and assisted with other event management.
Savi is a first year, full-time MBA/MPH dual degree student in the Health Sector Management Program. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from Tulane University. Before Questrom, she worked at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Houston helping clients living with HIV overcome barriers to accessing medical care. In addition, she managed a research study in association with Boston University assessing the impact Community Health Workers (CHWs) had in retaining clients in HIV medical care. After Questrom, she plans to pursue work at the intersection of strategy and preventive healthcare.
DJ Hessler is a first year, full-time MBA degree student in the Health Sector Management program at Questrom. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. After graduation, DJ began working as a research associate at Hydra Therapeutics, a startup biopharmaceutical, where he was able to perform a wide variety of roles supporting business and research functions. Additionally, he provided business analysis and development support for the seed-stage company Olaris Therapeutics. Most recently, DJ was the operations manager for Series A funded Rheostat Therapeutics. Following graduation from Questrom, DJ is excited to continue working with early stage life science and biotech companies.