Alumni Conversation with Jesse Greenspan ’06, Director of Supply Chain and Logistics at Partners in Health

Wednesday, January 27th 2021, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Zoom Link:  https://wesleyan.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JErFq_ftRnmmOhNZRxtNWA

Join us for a virtual fireside chat-style career conversation with Jesse Greenspan ’06, Director of Supply Chain and Logistics at Partners In Health (PIH). Since joining PIH in 2008, Jesse has supported supply chain and logistics activities in Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone through the development of forecasting methodologies, data management, and reporting, international sourcing and procurement, budget planning, disaster response, and development and implementation of OpenBoxes, an open-source supply chain management software built for global health delivery. Jesse lived in Haiti from 2012-2014 to implement OpenBoxes and set up supply chain systems at University Hospital in Mirebalais. Jesse has previously worked with Cambridge Cares About AIDS, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and Curamericas Global.

This conversation is open to all members of the Wesleyan community, including students, alumni, parents/families, faculty/staff. Q&A to follow.

REGISTRATION:
To join the conversation, complete your webinar registration here: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JErFq_ftRnmmOhNZRxtNWA

Speaker Bio:
Jesse completed her undergraduate degree in Government at Wesleyan University, focusing on International Relations. She received her MSPH in International Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, including work in Liberia and Tanzania, and received a certificate in Health and Humanitarian Logistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Student Moderators:
Ivie Uzamere’ 21 is a double major in Biology and Science in Society, with a strong interest in public health and medicine. Ivie has conducted research at UConn Health, Middletown Community Health Center and Yale School of Public Health with the common goal of addressing health inequity. Ivie is a Track and Field Captain, Co President of Foster Care Connection, Senior Interviewer, Residential Advisor and Secretary for both the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students and Student Athlete of Color Leadership Council.

Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham ‘21 is a Jamaican-born Wesleyan undergraduate double majoring in Neuroscience and Theatre with a minor in Chemistry. He is a research assistant in the Naegele Lab at the Wesleyan University conducting stem cell research in mice. On campus, he also serves as a Head Resident for Residential Life, Senior Class President, Honor Board/Community Standards Board member and is also involved in the Basal Gang, Wesleyan Minority Association of Premedical Students (WesMAPS), student theatre and the Jamaican Heritage Club, YAADI. His aspirations are to become a neurosurgeon, researcher and actor.

Co-sponsored by the Gordon Career Center, the Department of Government, the Student Athlete of Color Leadership Council (SACLC) and the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS).

Navigating Being Minorities in STEM/Pre-Med at Wes

via Zoom 3pm EDT Wednesday, August 5
Zoom Meeting ID: 965 9981 5672
Zoom Passcode 401493
Zoom link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/96599815672?pwd=dGl3NzlRcXR5b1lRWlQvemJ6VHV3QT09

Please RSVP through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf59iFx81EIncZu50Lx_xlIybMWH5-tD5IM4wk1YNdQD0MdGQ/viewform

MAPS contact: wesleyanumaps@gmail.com

MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students) Wesleyan Chapter, formerly known as BLAC, is a group organization that is under the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). Wesleyan’s MAPS Chapter is paired with its big sibling SNMA chapter of Quinnipiac Medical School. MAPS’ aim is to provide a support system enriched with advice, informative events, resources, etc. for minority students that are on the pre-med track. To kick start the 2020-2021 academic year, MAPS will be hosting an informative panel titled: ​Navigating Being Minorities in STEM/Pre-Med at Wes. ​This panel will feature Wesleyan’s AMSA (American Medical Students Association) Chapter and will be moderated by MAPS Co-President, Shantel Sosa ‘21 and FTF Orientation Leader, CeCe Payne ‘21. This panel is aimed for incoming and current minority students who are interested in learning about how to make the best out of their Wesleyan career as a STEM/Pre-Med student.

Panelists include

  • Matiza Sacotingo ‘21​, MAPS Co-President, French Studies major and Chemistry minor
  • Ivie Uzamere ‘21​, MAPS Secretary, Biology & Science in Society double major and Chemistry minor
  • Tashfia Jilu ‘22,​ Co-MAPS Representative and AMSA President, Biology and Science in Society double major
  • Khari Derrick ‘22,​ MAPS Co-Underclassmen Liaison, Government major w/ an American government concentration and Chemistry minor
  • Edrea Jiang ‘23, ​AMSA Vice President, prospective Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Economics double major

Please click here for a link to the Zoom recording of the panel.

The NSO Health Professions Overview

PRESENTED BY: Mildred Rodríguez, PhD, Health Professions Advisor

Wednesday, 5 August 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Register in advance for this meeting
https://wesleyan.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdu-rrzwqGdZwKDtB0_DPzIsXnS3N6yYt 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This presentation is an important introduction to anyone who is preparing for the Health Professions. You will leave the session with a framework that will help you to begin planning your trajectory towards a successful application to the health profession program of your interest within your projected timeline.

Presented by the Gordon Career Center
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter
Co-Sponsored by Minority Association of Premedical Students, Wesleyan Chapter
Co-Sponsored by the National Organization on Rare Diseases Student Association of Connecticut
Co-Sponsored by the Wesleyan Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club

Advice From Health Professions Advisor Mildred Rodriguez

Hello to all of you first year students considering the health professions!

As you get yourself ready to prepare for your future application to a health professions program such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, occupational therapy, and any other fields; you need to consider the different facets of your preparation and work on a plan.

To start begin setting goals related to the pre-requisite courses you need to complete alongside the courses for your major. To view a short video on the course selection for health professions go to: http://www.wesleyan.edu/careercenter/students/health/index.html

Here are some other goals you might want to consider:

  • draft a tentative four-year plan for courses (including the pre-requisite science courses the HP programs might require) and include a study abroad experience if that is something you are hoping to incorporate into your educational timeline, and incorporate your future summer experiences
  • how do you plan to explore your health profession, possibly doing some research online but also starting to volunteer in a clinical setting that includes professionals in your health profession of interest
  • how will you maintain balance in your life and stay healthy
  • plan on gaining some shadowing experiences to observe a provider interacting with patients on a day-to-day basis
  • start volunteering in a clinical setting so that you can gain a sense of what bein in healthcare entails
  • set goals for getting involved with community service here in Middletown
  • join a student organization and engage within your campus community
  • take advantage of the wonderful and diverse courses available to you
  • build relationships with faculty and staff
  • focus on personal growth and becoming more resilient
  • hone your critical thinking, ethical responsibility, teamwork, cultural competence and scientific inquiry grounded in research.
  • engage in self-assessment along the way and set goals to comport yourself as a future pre-professional for the health career of your choice
  • read the Health Professions Newsletter and attend as many HP Events as you can
  • visit with the Health Professions Advisor at least once per semester
  • preparing for the health professions is a long process and there are so many other goals I could list here, but instead I encourage you to think about any goals you may have that are not listed and incorporate them into your plan

Next step, begin developing an action plan to tackle those goals. As you move forward and have questions, please come see me. I would be happy to meet you and help in any way I can. Once you are on campus, you can set up an appointment on HandShake, or call (860) 685-2180 or just drop by the Gordon Career Center and ask at the reception desk.

There will be a Health Professions Overview for First Years during New Student Orientation and will have 30 minute appointments throughout orientation and during the first two weeks of classes. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope to see you this fall!

Take good care.

Mildred Rodríguez, Ph.D.
Health Professions Advisor
mrodriguez01@wesleyan.edu