Julie Han, LSM '10
What are you doing currently?
I am currently working at ClearView Healthcare Partners, a consulting firm based outside Boston, MA, that provides consulting services to clients and investors in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic industries.
How did LSM help prepare you for life after college?
The LSM program provided the tools that allow me to think independently about issues facing the life sciences and healthcare industries. My biology major and finance concentration taught me a lot of fundamentals; however, it was the LSM-specific classes (the LSM freshman seminar, the senior capstone project, and additional speaker events) that actually prompted me to apply these fundamentals to the life sciences specifically. In doing so, the program didn’t teach me what to think, but rather how to think critically. As such, the frameworks that my peers and I employed in our LSM courses, particularly the capstone, really prepared me for my job as a life sciences consultant.
What was your favorite aspect of the LSM program?
The LSM program not only created a roadmap for my studies, but also brought me into a vibrant and accessible network of peers and mentors. This community spirit of LSM, which was present for me even before freshmen year, and which has continued to blossom following graduation, is my favorite aspect of the program. I remember first being introduced to this new community of LSM faculty, advisors, and peers at an inaugural LSM lecture during Penn Previews, as a newly admitted student. That so many passionate individuals were united under a common interest in LSM meant that I was never short of friends, study buddies, and mentors who genuinely cared about my education and personal development throughout my four years at Penn. Additionally, by supporting direct interactions with leaders of the LSM Advisory Board, the LSM program exposed me to a life sciences network beyond Penn's campus. Now, as part of the LSM alumni community, I look forward to seeing this collective identity continue to grow.
What do you think you’ll be doing 5 years from now?
I envision either staying in consulting, or moving on to other business-oriented roles within healthcare, such as product management or business development.