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Research Associate National Institute of Health

Alumna Katia Delrahim - Pepperdine University


Research Associate
Center for the Clinical Trials Network
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Health
Rockville, Maryland

MBA, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
Specialization: Management

MPP, Pepperdine University, 2005
Double Specialization: Economics and International Relations

BA, Biological Anthropology,
University of California,
San Diego, 2001

Coupled with a strong emphasis on ethical conduct, the practicality of the curriculum at the School of Public Policy not only prepared me for a successful career in public policy, but also afforded me with the unique opportunity to explore my interests in public health. The skills that I gained from my experiences at Pepperdine—whether in the classroom, during my internship at one of the White House policy offices, or on the cobblestone streets of Tbilisi, Georgia—have strengthened my ability to effectively analyze problems, seek solutions, communicate information, and collaborate across disciplines. Not only have these skills been crucial in my professional career, but they have also been at the core of my success in expanding my academic career.

Upon graduating from Pepperdine, I have successfully pursued an MBA and will soon commence on the journey of obtaining a PhD in public health. The education that I received from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy has been invaluable in preparing me to undertake these endeavors.