I graduated from Skidmore in 2010 with Double Major in Mathematics and Self-Determined Major in Computational Neuroscience. I was always intrigued by the beautiful machinery of the brain but also had a strong interest in Mathematics. To pursue my passion further, I started my PhD in Computational Neuroscience at Carnegie Mellon after Skidmore. During my PhD, I worked on building computational models of the brain to model schizophrenia; employing my strong background in Mathematics and Neuroscience from my Skidmore education. After completing my PhD, I moved to the United Arab Emirates to do postdoctoral research at New York University Abu Dhabi.
In 2015, I decided to shift from academia to the industry and joined the National Health Insurance Company of Abu Dhabi. There I focused on Health Economics and Value-Based Healthcare infrastructures to tackle rising healthcare expenditure. Recently, I joined Medtronic as the Regional Clinical Research Manager for Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Turkey. I lead clinical teams across my geography focusing on clinical trial execution, evidence dissemination, and Value-Based Healthcare.
I was privileged to receive Porter Scholarship for Math and Science to attend Skidmore College which gave me excellent opportunities including a truly interdisciplinary education experience and privilege to study abroad at a world renown university. I would encourage all of you to make the best out of your Skidmore experience and reach out to us for help and a little push!