Jillian Anderson graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University in 2012 with a BA in international relations and Japanese. After graduation, she ran the Japan-America Student Conference, the oldest student-run conference in the U.S. and Japan, then spent three years working for a women’s health-oriented biotech start-up in Boston. As a joint degree MA-MBA student at Yale, she has focused on global health policy and the political economy. She is specifically interested in the ways in which we can build better institutions and organizations that more effectively meet the needs of people with a particular focus on health-related organizations. While at Yale, Jillian served as a Jackson representative on the Graduate Student Assembly, was a teaching assistant and club leader for the Global Social Entrepreneurship program at the School of Management, and was a coxswain for the Graduate Crew team. She also worked on the Hewlett Foundation funded Evidence in Practice project, which examined how rigorous evidence can be more effectively integrated into public policies and NGO practices in the international development sector. In her first summer, she interned at the Global Health Leadership Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She worked on their Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative, which seeks to strengthen the primary health care system in 36 woredas (districts) by training clinics to use problem-solving and management skills. The goal of PTI is to help move Ethiopia towards its goal of having the health outcomes of a middle-income country by 2030. Last summer, she interned with the Chartis Group working on a strategic planning project for a children’s hospital in Connecticut, helping them create a plan in light of the recent policy changes. After graduating from Yale in 2018, joined the Chartis Group full-time working on strategic planning projects with health systems and hospitals throughout the U.S.