STORIES

 
 
      Rekha Ramesh, MPP’99 (Chicago)

     Rekha Ramesh, MPP’99 (Chicago)

Rekha Ramesh, MPP’99 (Chicago)

Rekha Ramesh is a graduate of the Harris Public Policy MPP program with a concentration in health policy and administration and is now the Head of Public Policy at Gilead Sciences, a research-based pharmaceutical company. In this Alumni Q&A, she talks about the value of a Harris Public Policy degree and the significance of the double executive Master’s with LSE.

 
     Jason Helgerson, MPP'95 (Chicago)

    Jason Helgerson, MPP'95 (Chicago)

 

Jason Helgerson, MPP'95 (Chicago)

In previous years, Harris Public Policy graduates have taken part in summer programs at the LSE. One of those graduates is Jason Helgerson, a 1995 graduate of the Harris MPP program who is now the Medicaid Director at the State of New York Department of Health.

 
     Jacob Plummer, MPP'07 (Chicago)

    Jacob Plummer, MPP'07 (Chicago)

 
        David Kline, Incoming Student

       David Kline, Incoming Student

 
 Incoming Student: Valerie Rodgers

Incoming Student: Valerie Rodgers

 
 Incoming Student: Samuel Dogbatse

Incoming Student: Samuel Dogbatse

Jacob Plummer, MPP'07, MBA’10 (Chicago)

Jacob Plummer combines his entrepreneurial instincts with his policy chops to make an impact on the health care sector.

 

David Kline, Incoming Student

David Kline has been a leader in strategic marketing for more than 28 years. For the last 12, he’s worked for CVS Health, the retail pharmacy and healthcare company that is ranked seventh on the Fortune 500 list. When the company announced its bid to acquire a health insurance giant, Kline was excited about the possibilities. He reflected on the implications of the corporate merger and asked himself, “What more could I do?”

 

VALERIE RODGERS, Incoming Student

Incoming student Valerie Rodgers has always had an empathetic personality since the time she was young.  “I have a strong desire to help people,” she says.  She grew up admiring her mother, a lifelong nurse.  However, Rodgers realized her squeamishness around blood was not conducive to a career in a clinical setting and decided to pursue a focus in health care in a different way.

 

Samuel Dogbatse, Incoming Student

Three years ago, Incoming Student Samuel Dogbatse’s parents were violently robbed outside of their home in Ghana. His father nearly died. 

Only two years prior to the robbery, Dogbatse was an investment banker in London who wanted to move back home to have a social impact. He returned to Ghana confident about working towards social change, but not sure how. 

Then, the assault happened. It was a turning point.