M.H.S., Ph.D. Student, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Former Health Systems Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.
Albert Schweitzer Fellow, 2007-2009
Undergraduate research on the health care system in my native Romania and an internship at the European Parliament in Brussels convinced me to pursue a career in international public health. After earning my master's degree, I worked alongside seasoned public health and medical professionals at the U.S. Agency for International Development and contributed to the agency's efforts to improve health care in countries worldwide. Now, I am pursuing a doctorate in public health and preparing myself for the next phase in my career, still focused on improving population health wherever the need exists.
Full Circle Political Marketing, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Why Albion? It is difficult to choose one reason: the strong academics; the close community of students and faculty; the beautiful campus and strong traditions. I believe it is the unique combination of it all that makes Albion such a great place. Even years later, I still cherish my time as a Briton and my experiences on campus. Albion taught me how to leverage classroom theory, address practical issues, and develop solutions that I apply every day in managing my political marketing organization.
M.B.A., Michigan State University
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, GiftZip.com, East Lansing, Michigan
Most Innovative Business Award, Michigan Business Review, 2009
The diverse curriculum and experiences at Albion helped prepare me for a business world that is ever-changing. On a given day at Albion, I'd have class transitions from "The 1960s" (an American history course) to "Managerial Accounting." In an entrepreneurial role, you need to wear both creative and analytical hats, often at the same time. Albion taught me to stretch my mind in a variety of ways.