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Sloan Student Ambassadors

The Sloan Student Ambassadors are residential MHA, BS/MHA, and MBA/MHA graduate students who are excited to speak with you to answer your questions about the Sloan Program in Health Administration and to discuss your healthcare passions, interests, and motivations. Each ambassador is a volunteer and can be reached via email to coordinate either a phone call or Zoom call. Please allow up to 72 hours for Ambassadors to respond.

Learn more about our ambassadors

 

Tanyon Loose

Tanyon Loose

Tanyon Loose is a 2nd-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. and serves as the 2024-2025 VP of Student Recruitment. Born in a small town in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Tanyon attended Penn State University for his undergraduate degree where he studied biology with a minor in economics. While attending Cornell, Tanyon has been involved in a number of organizations and activities including serving as the current VP of Recruitment for the Sloan Student Association, the Director of Case Competitions for the Healthcare Students Association, interviewing prospective students, and competing in the 2023 Penn State Health Case Competition. Tanyon has interned across a number of different spaces including environmental testing/services, a rural mobile medicine startup, and most recently serving as a Business Intern with Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY and West Palm Beach, FL.

Outside of Sloan, Tanyon enjoys watching and playing sports, hiking, skiing, learning new geography trivia, and creating travel itineraries he can’t possibly afford.

You can reach out to Tanyon at tml227@cornell.edu or connect on Tanyon’s LinkedIn page.

Lesly Leon

Lesly Leon

Lesly Leon (she/her/ella) is a 2nd-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. Born and raised in Lynwood, California, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Stanford University in 2022. Prior to graduate school, she worked full-time for ideas42 in designing solutions in US Health and Financial Services centered around consumer behavior and behavioral economics. During her first year at Cornell, Lesly has been involved as the Associate of External Affairs with Women in Healthcare Leadership, Director of Programming of the Association of Multicultural Healthcare Leaders, the Sloan Student Association Admissions Committee, and was elected as the VP of Corporate Affairs for the Sloan Student Association. Lesly is passionate about driving solutions at the intersection of healthcare, equity, and technological innovation. This summer she worked as a Strategy and Consulting Summer Analyst at Accenture in Los Angeles, CA to explore these passions. Lesly is considering multiple avenues after graduation but hopes to work for an organization that prioritizes innovation and healthcare equity.

Outside of Sloan, Lesly enjoys traveling, weightlifting, cooking, nights of self-care, and spending quality time with her friends, family, and dogs.

You can reach out to Lesly at ll964@cornell.edu or connect on Lesly’s LinkedIn.

Sophia Lee

Sophia Lee

Sophia Lee is a second-year in the accelerated Sloan BS/MHA program and completed her Bachelor of Science in nutritional sciences and minored in healthcare policy at Cornell University. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX but calls Taiwan her second home. Throughout her undergrad and grad career, she has interned at Northwell Health working in hospital operations, a consulting firm for provider consulting (Veralon Partners), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for healthcare administrative work. She will be interning at Baker Tilly in their Life Sciences Consulting Practice this summer and is also on the leadership team for Healthcare Students Association (HSA).

Outside of work and academics, she loves rock climbing (bouldering & top-roping), reading books, and going on hikes and road trips around upstate New York.

You can reach out to Sophia at sel257@cornell.edu or connect on Sophia’s LinkedIn.

Chris Wray

Christopher Wray

Christopher Wray is a first-generation, second-year Master of Health Administration (MHA) candidate in the Sloan Program at Cornell University, from Altoona, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Policy and Administration with distinction from Pennsylvania State University in May 2023. Christopher is concentrating on finance within the Sloan Program and is notably involved with Big Red Ventures, Cornell’s early-stage venture capital fund. During the previous summer, he gained technical healthcare experience as a Graduate Data & Analytics Intern at Optum, working within their OptumInsight division.

Christopher’s healthcare interests are sector-agnostic. He is interested in all aspects of healthcare related to bankruptcy and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, and venture capital.

Outside of academics, Christopher enjoys reading books, riding his road bike, and watching Formula 1.

You can reach out to Chris at clw249@cornell.edu or connect on Chris’ LinkedIn.

Rachel Gifty Stewart

Rachel-Gifty Stewart

Rachel-Gifty Stewart is a second-year student in the Sloan Program of Health Administration at Cornell University. She was born and raised in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, and did her undergrad at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. There she earned her Bachelors of Science in Public Health and a minor in Health Administration. Before graduate school, Rachel-Gifty worked full time as a Patient Care Coordinator for Atlantic Health System, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in New Jersey. Her passion lies in promoting health equity, improving maternal and child health, and optimizing hospital systems operations. Rachel-Gifty interned at Stanford Healthcare this summer in Palo Alto, California in their Radiology Administration Department. Rachel-Gifty is exploring administrative fellowships after graduation and hopes to work for a health system that prioritizes collaboration and health equity.

Outside of school and work, Rachel-Gifty enjoys playing tennis, vlogging for her YouTube channel, and trying out new restaurants.

You can reach out to Rachel-Gifty at rms463@cornell.edu or connect on Rachel’s LinkedIn.

Ayman Hashmi

Ayman Hashmi

Ayman Hashmi is a second-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. With a bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of Waterloo, Ayman is honored to serve as Sloan’s first Ambassador to Canada, representing Mississauga, Ontario. His journey into the healthcare field began during his undergraduate studies, where he developed a passion for digital health transformations within Canada’s healthcare system. He collaborated closely with graduate professors on various healthcare consulting projects, focusing on provincial and municipal initiatives across Ontario. These experiences provided Ayman with a robust understanding of Canadian healthcare systems operations, data privacy laws, and the interoperability standards crucial to Canada’s universal healthcare framework. Over this past summer, Ayman was an administrative intern at UChicago Medicine in the Office of Strategic Planning.

As Sloan’s Canadian Ambassador, Ayman is enthusiastic about connecting with prospective Canadian students considering postgraduate studies at Sloan. He aims to share his experiences and insights to help them make informed decisions about their educational paths.

Outside of his academic and professional endeavors, Ayman enjoys exploring new pizza spots, cooking, and working out.

You can reach out to Ayman at amh442@cornell.edu or connect on Ayman’s LinkedIn.

Victoria Ortiz

Victoria Ortiz

Victoria Ortiz (she/her) is a second-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration from the Chicagoland area. In 2023, she graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, complemented by minors in Business Administration and Sociology. Throughout her undergraduate years, Victoria undertook various healthcare-related internships, including positions at Cleveland Clinic (Undergraduate Administrative Internship in International Operations), Massachusetts’s Office of Human and Health Services, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and startup ventures through Sage Corps.

This summer, Victoria returned to Cleveland Clinic for their Graduate Administrative Internship in their Medical Specialty Institute. She is looking forward to building her skills this summer, in hopes of applying for an Administrative Fellowship this fall. This upcoming ‘24-‘25 school year, Victoria will also serve as the Leadership Fellow for the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA), a non-profit dedicated to fostering the professional growth of Latinx/Hispanic individuals in healthcare. All in all, Victoria is passionate about advancing women’s health in underserved communities through health equity, access, and quality of care.

Outside of the Sloan Program, Victoria enjoys staying active (running/golf), discovering new coffee shops, and traveling, all while spending time with friends and family!

You can reach out to Victoria at avo7@cornell.edu or connect on Victoria’s LinkedIn.

Rachel Peverly

Rachel Peverly

Rachel Peverly is a second-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. Having pursued the combined 5-year BS/MHA degree, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Society, concentrated in biotechnology and ethics, with a minor in science communication last spring. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, her scientific background led her to explore the operational face of the biopharmaceutical industry where she discovered her “why” of developing solutions that foster equity while improving patient outcomes in clinical research. With such a goal in mind, Rachel spent this summer as a Clinical Sciences and Study Management intern at Merck supporting clinical trial operations.

Rachel currently serves as the President of Women+ in Healthcare Leadership (W+IHL) and the Vice President of the Healthcare Students Association (HSA). She also writes articles on biopharmaceutical topics and trends for the Cornell Healthcare Review and is involved in life sciences entrepreneurship on campus.

Outside of Sloan, Rachel loves all things plants, hosting potlucks, and exploring new coffee shops!

You can reach out to Rachel at rmp246@cornell.edu or connect on Rachel’s LinkedIn.

Rayness Mollinedo

Rayness Mollinedo

Rayness Mollinedo (he/him/his) is a 2nd-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration and serves as the 2024-2025 Sloan Student Association Vice President of Finance. Originally from Sterling, Virginia, Rayness attended the University of Virginia where he received his Bachelors of Public Health on the Pre-Med track. At Cornell, Rayness has been involved in the Cornell Catholic Community, Institute for Healthy Futures, the 2024 Ohio State Case Competition, and the Sloan Admissions Committee. Having done internships with Vennue, SofiaHealth, UVA Health, KPMG, and Cornell Health, Rayness has had a diverse background within healthcare. Most recently, Rayness served as an Administrative Graduate Intern for the Cleveland Clinic in the Ambulatory Operations Department. Rayness is excited to continue his learning of hospital operations and build upon the foundation of how to apply it to preventative care in the future.

Outside of Sloan, Rayness enjoys weightlifting, watching soccer, playing golf, mentoring others, and meal prepping.

You can reach out to Rayness at rm959@cornell.edu or connect on Rayness’ LinkedIn.

Keshaav Krishnaa

Keshaav Krishnaa Pothapur

Keshaav Krishnaa Pothapur is a second-year student in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. For the 2024-2025 academic year. Originally from India, Keshaav pursued his undergraduate studies in Dentistry and practiced as a dentist in India for two years before coming to Cornell.

During his time at Cornell, Keshaav has been actively involved in various on-campus organizations and activities, including the Healthcare Students Association, Sloan Student Association and the health-conscious podcast. Keshaav has gained valuable experience through internships across the healthcare industry, most recently serving as an Administrative Graduate Intern at Advocate Health’s Trinity and South Suburban Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois.

Keshaav is excited to continue enhancing the Sloan Program experience by collaborating with the Sloan Administration and his fellow classmates. Outside of his academic pursuits, he enjoys traveling, dancing, experimenting in the kitchen, and socializing.

You can reach out to Keshaav at kp583@cornell.edu or connect on Keshaav’s LinkedIn.