First Year Student Profiles

First Year M.H.A. Program Student Profiles

Kenn Andersen

Kenn Andersen

E-mail: kaa253@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in science, particulary cell biology and disease.

Undergraduate Institution: Muhlenburg College

Gregory Angus

Gregory Angus

E-mail: gda114@psu.edu

Professional Interests: My interests are focused on integrated healthcare systems, hospital administration management, strategic planning, and quality of patient care.

Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University - Idaho

Amber Bayliche

Amber Bayliche

E-mail: aab5146@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in the Affordable Care Act's impact on healthcare.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Meredith Borst

Meredith Borst

E-mail: mmb5399@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in quality improvement methods as well as the disparities in the access to primary healthcare for children living in urban areas vs. rural areas.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Kristi Caldararo

Kristi Caldararo

E-mail: klc5452@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in healthcare management and administration, as well as the different changes to our healthcare system and possible solutions to the many challenges our current system faces today.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Kevin Hawkins

Kevin Hawkins

E-mail:kzh5312@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in healthcare technology and its effects on the cost and quality of care in the industry.

Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University - Idaho

Lauren McManemin

Lauren McManemin

E-mail: lim5137@psu.edu

Professional Interests: My interests are centered on analyzing the efficiency of everyday processes and programs in hospitals.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Emma Misra

Emma Misra

E-mail: exm325@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in studying the foundations of an efficient healthcare system deliverying quality patient care in economically/technologically advanced countries in order to implement similiar healthcare deliveries in developing nations such as India.

Undergraduate Institution: Rajiv Ghandi University of Health Sciences

Samantha Ritter


Samantha Ritter

E-mail: sur217@psu.edu

Professional Interests: My interests lie in sports medicine and musculoskeletal/orthopedic services.

Undergraduate Institution: Seton Hill University

Jill Scorza

Jill Scorza

E-mail: jms6173@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in hospital administration, specifically within an academic medical center, and in areas of quality improvement, strategic planning, international health and healthcare consulting.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Alicia Shearer

Alicia Shearer

E-mail: ads5316@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in the improvement of healthcare quality.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Sarah Tadesse

Sarah Tadesse

E-mail: svt5096@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in women's health, health disparities due to income inequalities, international health, and efficiency/quality of care.

Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Angelina Thomas

Angelina Thomas

E-mail: act173@psu.edu

Professional Interests: My interests are in healthcare management and distribution.

Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University

Jade Wronowski

Jade Wronowski

E-mail: jmw593@psu.edu

Professional Interests: I am interested in the field of human resources and the importance of successfully addressing so many different demographics within a single organization.

Undergraduate Institution: Juniata College