2022-23 HLA Board

Shefali Agarwal

President

What did you do before business school?
Prior to business school, I practiced as an Obstetrics and Gynecological surgeon in India. During that time, I worked closely with underserved communities to improve healthcare through community outreach programs for safe infant delivery practices and gynecological cancer screening. Simultaneously, I served as a consultant medical advisor for a pharmaceutical company in India.

Why did you join HLA?
I joined HLA to share my passion for healthcare and further my understanding of the US healthcare system. I have found HLA to be a good avenue for exploring my interest in different aspects of the industry and making long-lasting connections with individuals looking to make an impact in the healthcare industry.

What can people come to you for in HLA?
For anything! I would love to answer any questions you have about healthcare, academics, recruiting or life in general.

What are you be doing this summer?
I am working at Genentech as a marketing intern.

Nathaniel Sarkar

VP of Career Development

What did you do before business school?
Prior to Marshall, I worked in the wealth management industry at Wells Fargo Advisors. My role included overseeing the operations for a team of team financial advisors with a total of $645 million in assets under management.

Why did you join HLA?
I joined HLA because I came to Marshall as a career switcher looking to improve patient outcomes as the purpose of my career. Joining HLA has allowed me to network with likeminded Trojans.

What can people come to you for in HLA?
Marshall students can reach out to me for help on the recruiting process, resumes, interview prep, and to discuss healthcare topics. I am happy to connect and help in any way I can.

What will you be doing this summer?
This summer I will be working at Amgen as FSLDP intern.

Yiqin (Roger) Xu

VP of Career Development

What did you do before business school?
Prior to Marshall, I worked in the wealth management industry at Wells Fargo Advisors. My role included overseeing the operations for a team of team financial advisors with a total of $645 million in assets under management.

Why did you join HLA?
I joined HLA because I came to Marshall as a career switcher looking to improve patient outcomes as the purpose of my career. Joining HLA has allowed me to network with likeminded Trojans.

What can people come to you for in HLA?
Marshall students can reach out to me for help on the recruiting process, resumes, interview prep, and to discuss healthcare topics. I am happy to connect and help in any way I can.

What will you be doing this summer?
This summer I will be working at Amgen as FSLDP intern.

Aaron Raidt

VP of External Relations

What did you do before business school?
I worked as a US Army officer for the ten plus years between earning my first undergraduate degree and beginning my MBA. In addition to holding multiple leadership and command positions. I worked as a subject matter expert in explosive ordnance disposal operations, a recruiter, and a collegiate level instructor.

Why did you join HLA?
I joined HLA because I am interested in the health tech sector. Both of my parents worked in the healthcare industry, and it provides a nearly unmatched opportunity to create a positive impact.

What can people come to you for in HLA?
I am an open book, and take pleasure in helping people grow. I am a two way career switcher, and had to do a lot of modifications to my internship application material, so anyone who wants some tips or tricks there are more than welcome to reach out. I am also a VP of External Relations, so I may be able to help with some networking.

What will you be doing this summer?
This summer I will be working at Abbott - Vascular in Santa Clara, CA as an MBA Intern on the Commercial Excellence team.

Maria Rocca

VP of Events

What did you do before business school?
Prior to Marshall, I had two roles in healthcare consulting. The first involved analyzing EHR data to drive performance improvement for hospital systems. The second involved performing due diligence (regulatory and commercial) on healthcare acquisitions. I enjoyed the variety of businesses (SNF, behavioral health, different types of physician speciality groups) I go to learn about.

Why did you join HLA?
To get to know and learn from people in the program that shared similar passion to me, and also to get to explore new roles in healthcare.

What can people come to you for in HLA?
If interested in healthcare operations or due diligence can definitely speak to my past experience! Or if you want to get involved in HLA events!

What are you be doing this summer?
Working at Optum on their member growth strategy for their Annual Enrollment Period.

David McGarey

VP of Events

What did you do before business school?
Prior to business school I was working at Epic Systems, the electronic health record company. While there I held the role of Technical Coordinator, overseeing the engineering team that supported the entire software suite for one of our client sites. Additionally, I was a team lead, directly responsible for a team of engineers in the patient access & experience division helping to develop product roadmaps and ensure high quality software support.

Why did you join HLA?
I joined HLA to find a community that was passionate about the business of healthcare and excited to explore career options within the space. HLA has given my tons of insights into the industry and helped me further refine what my future role in HealthTech or digital health might look like down the road.

What can people come to you for in HLA?
My specific interest is in the HealthTech and digital health start up space so happy to chat with folks curious about that space! Otherwise, I am an open book and happy to help however I can!

What will you be doing this summer?
I will be at IBM as a product management intern.

David Helton

VP of Finance

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Yifan (Anna) Ma

VP of Communications

What did you do before business school?
Prior to Marshall, I worked as an equity research analyst focusing on the healthcare sector at a family office, where I initiated $10 million public equity investments. I also served as a board member for three healthcare start-ups, providing strategic recommendations and crucial resources to support their development.

Why did you join HLA?
I joined HLA to explore career opportunities in healthcare and meet fellow Trojans who are passionate about making an impact in healthcare.

What can people come to you for in HLA?
People can gain insights from my career switching motive and previous experience, interview preps, and other recruiting tips, especially for international students.

What will you be doing this summer?
I will be working at Amgen as FSLDP intern.

Rama Samhitha Mandava

VP of Technology & Internal Relations

What did you do before business school?
I worked as a Engineer validating HW & SW at Cisco and Ericsson before joining Deloitte as an Network Engineer before joining Marshall

Why did you join HLA?
I joined HLA to explore opportunities at companies that bring Health and Tech together, learn about the industry and gain insights

What can people come to you for in HLA?
I am still exploring and we can explore together. I would love to answer about academics, recruiting, or to just grab coffee as well!

What will you be doing this summer?
I will be interning as Product Manager at Juniper Networks.

Marc Jayson Ting

VP of PM Relations

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