Alyssa PalmerStudent | United States
Public Health by Distance LearningContact Alyssa Palmer
I work as a supply chain and project manager and thus far have defined my career by working on global projects to design, implement, and improve delivery of pharmaceutical products to patients. I am very grateful to have had experiences working at multinational companies, as well as non-profit organizations managing both clinical and commercial drug supply for life-saving products.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
For me and my career path, I knew I needed a graduate degree to progress further, but I wasn’t sure that an MBA or other business-centric degree was right for me. I already had a strong business foundation, but what I really wanted to further develop in were the other areas which intersect with the work sector I’m in: epidemiology, biostatistics and health economics.
After visiting LSHTM and learning more about distance learning, it was evident that the Public Health program was the best fit for my lifestyle and work requirements. I am in my second year now and couldn’t have been happier with my decision.
What I have enjoyed most about my course
The distance learning program follows, more or less, the same structure as the full-time course model. And though I am essentially across the world from LSHTM, I have been able to connect with other distance learning students on the forums and WhatsApp groups, and even with students and alumni who also live in Seattle, WA. I travel often with my current role, and whenever I am in London, I take time to visit the library and attend a lecture from the Global Health Lecture Series.
How my programme will help my career
LSHTM’s reputation in the global health space and greater academic world is one of the greatest values and benefits. My employers and colleagues from both the private sector and non-profit organizations understand the rigor of the program, and respect and value the education and the degree. As well as this academic rigor and reputation, LSHTM’s strength is in its diverse network – both in occupations and in industry. Upon graduating my degree will complement my global career, and further generate opportunities to work on large scale global supply chains.