2018 Fellows

 

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Click the photos below to learn more about our awesome 2018 Fellows.

 

 

Pamela Sharma

Sam Sestanovich

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DERICK SIMMONS

Rachel Hengesh

Tatum Naylor

 
 

 

 
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Pamela Sharma

Pamela Sharma is an undergraduate student at the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington D.C. studying International Relations with a concentration in Security Policy. Though originally from the D.C. area, she spent a large part of her childhood abroad living in Singapore. 

Pamela spent the summer in Nashville, TN with Health:Further as the Entrepreneur Experience Intern. She coordinated a pitch competition with judges from HCA and Walmart and showcased over 90 entrepreneurs at the festival. She is determined, quick, and entirely awesome. Pamela found the combination of health & innovation as an intriguing starting point for long-term change. She is back to school, but we are so thankful for the time we had with her this summer!

Sam Sestanovich

Meet Sam. Samatha is originally from Manhattan Beach, CA and is a rising senior at Emory University double majoring in psychology and human health. At Emory, she currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Alpha Delta Pi and as the President of Students for Tong Len, an organization Sam helped found at Emory dedicated to supporting underserved children in the Kangra Valley in Northern India.

This summer, Sam was working with Luna Lights - a company whose technology is improving nighttime safety for seniors as a digital marketing intern. With this position she was able to take Luna Lights' previously underutilized marketing funnel and develop a strategic plan for Luna Lights to gain more brand awareness and lead generation. From this experience, Sam learned what working in a start-up is all about. She was able to experience first-hand what it is like to work in a small company where everyone is wearing lots of hats and scrapping their way to success. Her favorite part about Luna Lights - was the small collaborative team environment and ability to work with autonomy when building a marketing strategy. Her second favorite part was Chicago - it was an incredible city to spend a summer, with nice people, warm weather, and most importantly good food.

 

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Rachel Hengesh

Rachel Hengesh just graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Media Business, Film & Digitial Media. In her junior year of college, she lived in NYC and over 9 months she took a full course load and held 3 internships at within CBS TV & Magazine and as a Content Strategy Intern at a pharmasecutical advertising agency. Rachel then applied to Ohana after her interest in the healthcare industry grew. She was placed full-time at Jumpstart Foundry in Nashville, TN where she is the Brand Marketing Manager of the seed-stage healthcare venture capital fund. Fun facts: She grew up in Portland, OR. She loves outdoor sports. Her favorite TV show is Schitt’s Creek.

Tatum Naylor

Hi Tatum! Tatum is a rising junior at Case Western Reserve University studying Accounting and Finance. She calls Buffalo, NY home.

At Case Western,  she is a member of the Varsity Track and Field team and also an involved member of Alpha Phi Fraternity where she serve as the Red Dress Gala Chairman. This summer, she interned at Healthy Bytes, a startup offering support to providers navigating the complexities of insurance contracting and billing. She began the internship hoping to learn more about insurance and better understand the impact of recent health policies. But, she did not anticipate the amount of soft skills she would also acquire. When she is not working, you can find her going for a run or exploring New York City. Fun fact: Tatum still plays Candy Crush and as of today she is on level 1647.

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