2019 Fellows


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Click the photos below to learn more about our awesome 2019 Fellows.



Anna Hoffman

Brett Barrier

Hailey Carter

Haley Harder

James Montgomery

Kat Marcan

Kathryn Schoenauer

Lavanya Rajan

Maddie Bennett

Matthew Talbot

Mitin Nachu

Nicole Mintz



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Anna Hoffman

Company: Customer Success Representative at GreenLight Medical

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

University: Furman University, Class of 2019

Studying: Communication Studies and Latin American Studies

Anna grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and Cambridge, England. After climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and trekking throughout Patagonia, Argentina in high school, it was clear that her passion was learning through adventure and travel.

At Furman University, Anna majored in Communication Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies. She spent her junior year studying in Ghana then Florence, Italy and then Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico and Cuba. In Latin American her academic focus was on healthcare inequalities. This sparked her career interest and led her to join GreenLight Medical!

When Anna is not traveling, you can find her with her family at the lake doing water sports or in Colorado shredding the gnar!

Brett Barrier

Company: Operation Coordinator at Stratasan

Hometown: Austin, TX

University: University of Georgia, Class of 2019

Studying: Degrees in Marketing and Sociology

I am currently working as an operation coordinator at Stratasan in Nashville. I just moved to Nashville in February and already love it; I fell hard and fast! I love good food, music, outdoor activities, and sports so Nashville ended up being the perfect place for me. I can't wait to show you guys around and maybe catch some live music or a Nashville Sounds game (our baseball team).

I am originally from Austin, Texas so naturally, my favorite food is Tex-Mex and tacos. I grew up 5 minutes from the lake so my ideal day would be spent on a boat with friends enjoying the sunshine and maybe a beer or two. I graduated from The University of Georgia (Go DAWGS) with degrees in marketing and sociology and developed an interest in healthcare reform and innovation along the way. I am excited to meet you all and show you around Nash!


Hailey Carter

Company: Implementation Specialist and Customer Support at Clarus

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

University: University of Arkansas, Class of 2019

Studying: Major in Biomedical Engineering

Originally from San Antonio, TX, Hailey is a recent graduate from the University of Arkansas. She majored in Biomedical Engineering.

While in college, Hailey had various leadership roles in the Volunteer Action Center, a student led volunteer organization serving the Northwest Arkansas Area through various programs. Hailey was also involved in the McMillon Innovation Studio, a physical hub of innovation on the University of Arkansas campus supporting creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship through design thinking principles. Her experience here fostered her passion for startups and early stage companies.

Hailey loves exploring new cities and finding the best restaurants. In her spare time, she can be found listening to a podcast or playing with her mini Goldendoodle.

Haley Harder

Company: Market Research Intern at Oshi Health

Hometown: Shelburne, VT

University: Cornell University, Class of 2020

Studying: Major in Global and Public Health Sciences; Minors in Business, Health Policy

Haley is a rising senior at studying Global and Public Health Sciences at Cornell University. She was born and raised in Shelburne, Vermont, where she enjoyed outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and skiing.

Haley is on the Varsity Equestrian team at Cornell, and loves to spend time at the barn when she's not studying. She is an active member of the College of Human Ecology Honor Society, and was a TA for a business minor class throughout her junior year. In her future career, Haley is hoping to combine her interests in health and business in a way that makes health services more accessible to the people that need them most.


James Montgomery

Company: Sales and Market Analysis FTE at Trilliant Health

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI

University: University of Michigan, Class of 2019

Studying: Major in Economics, Minor in Entrepreneurship

I’m from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb north of Detroit. Outside of classes, I have played lacrosse my whole life and have been on the club Lacrosse team for most of college. I am very passionate about mental health and became the first mental health chair at my fraternity, and have been a member of Active Minds for the past couple of years. This past year I joined the Social Innovation Challenge here on campus to create a mental health platform to credibly inform people about the illnesses and what they can do about it, along with de-stigmatizing content to encourage normalization.

In my free time I really enjoy chilling with my friends, playing guitar, and kind of just hanging around. I love the outdoors and being active, but Michigan can only offer so much (i.e. no mountains).

Kat Marcan

Company: Strategic Resources Group Intern at Stratasan

Hometown: Redwood City, CA

University: Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2020

Studying: BS in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Biomedical Engineering, Concentration in Business Management

I was born and raised in the Bay Area, but now live in Pittsburgh, PA. I spent half of last year in Argentina, traveling and studying throughout South America (yes, I speak Spanish). I love dynamic cities and am excited to explore Nashville this summer. On campus, I am involved in Greek life, alumni engagement, and intramural sports.

Going into my senior year, I’ll be transitioning my studies to focus more on business management and operations. I am looking to apply engineering principles and my leadership experience to consulting industries and management teams.

In my free time, I go to museums and art shows, seek out small-venue live music, dance (poorly), practice yoga, and spend as much time as possible in the sun.


Kathryn Schoenauer

Company: Intern at Transcendent Endeavors

Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ

University: University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2020

Studying: Major in Health and Societies, concentrating in Global Health; Minor in History

Kathryn is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is majoring in Health and Societies with a concentration in Global Health and a minor in History.

At Penn, Kathryn works as a research assistant for Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. She has been able to participate in research measuring nursing work environments and nursing care performance to demonstrate its impact on patient outcomes. Kathryn enjoys thinking about population health and the ways in which the structural aspects of health care affect patient experiences and outcomes.

Kathryn is a member of the Division I Track and Field team at Penn as a long and triple jumper. She loves having the opportunity to compete and travel with her teammates throughout the year. When not at practice or in the library, Kathryn loves being able to explore Philadelphia (and its food!) with her friends, or being able to sit down with a good book.

Lavanya Rajan

Company: Growth Intern at Oshi Health

Hometown: Fremont, CA

University: Case Western Reserve University, Class of 2020

Studying: Double major in Business Management (Concentrations: Entrepreneurship and Innovation + Healthcare Management) and Marketing Management

Ever since I was a little Brownie girl scout, I knew I had a passion for helping others and making a positive impact. Throughout my life, I have strived to be an active member in my community and to give back to those in need.

My past internships were centered around helping people, whether it be in the community or on the other side of the world, and I am so excited to be continuing this trend at Oshi Health. In school, I am heavily involved in fraternity life, being Philanthropy Director of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta and the business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. I am also an executive member of She's the First, an organization that fundraises for women's education in low-income countries. I volunteer regularly in the Cleveland community as well. I have always been interested in health care and I am excited to gain experience in this field and learn more. Other interests include traveling (I've actually been studying abroad this past semester in Madrid, Spain!), skiing, music, dancing, and dogs.


Maddie Bennett

Company: Intern at Transcendent Endeavors

Hometown: Monterey, CA

University: Stanford University, Class of 2019

Studying: Major in Human Biology, concentrating in Biosocial Health and Development

My name is Maddie Bennett and I am graduating from Stanford in June.  I will be working at Transcendent Endeavors in NYC. I am a Human Biology major concentrating in Biosocial Health and Development.  I'm really excited to be moving to New York!

I'm originally from Monterey, CA. I love any activity involving the ocean - swimming, paddle boarding, cliff jumping. I have never lived in a big city so I am excited and nervous to try something new! I can't wait to meet you all in Nashville!

Matthew Talbot

Company: Sales Operation Analyst FTE at Clarus

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

University: University of South Carolina, Class of 2019

Studying: Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience

Matthew was born and raised in New Orleans. He enjoys much of what the city has to offer, including great cajun food (especially crawfish), live music, and the never ending night life.

In May, Matthew graduated from the University of South Carolina and is, undoubtedly, a Gamecock. In the fall, his Saturdays were spent tailgating and attending football games. The spring was filled with attending both basketball and baseball games.

Matthew enjoys playing recreational and pick up sports, especially soccer. He is a big country music fan and hopes this will make a smooth transition into Nashville, his place of employment and new home.


Mitin Nachu

Company: Account Specialist at MyHealthDirect

Hometown: Westborough, MA

University: Vanderbilt University, Class of 2019

Studying: Economics and Medicine, Health, and Society

Originally born in India, I moved to the U.S. when I was 5 and have since lived in 5 different states. Growing up in many different environments sparked my passion for forming interpersonal connections and my passion for analyzing the institutions around me. At Vanderbilt, I discovered that healthcare was a rapidly evolving field that would allow me to leverage these two interests in order to improve health access and outcomes.

Currently, I work at MyHealthDirect, which offers digital-care coordination solutions that improve patient experience, clinical outcomes, and financial results. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, watching movies, and quality time with friends and family.

Nicole Mintz

Company: Intern at OhanaHealth

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

University: George Washington University, Class of 2020

Studying: BS in Public Health with Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (2021)

I am originally from Atlanta, GA, with family from Brazil. I attend GWU on the Posse Scholarship to study public health, entrepreneurship, and epidemiology. My interest in innovative healthcare practices sparked after an internship at Sanivation, a Kenya-based company that turns human waste into fuel! I love public health endlessly, and I am most fascinated in epidemics, healthcare inequities and fragmentation, and antimicrobial resistance. In the business sphere, I am interested in learning how social ventures can responsibly capitalize on the value they create.

I love to stay active, so I play club and intramural sports, and work at a fitness studio. I love music, nonfiction books, film, television, and learning about other people's passions. My current favorites of those (respectively) are Armani White, Sapiens, Booksmart, VEEP, and the friendship between John Mulaney and Pete Davidson. I can't wait to clown around in Nashville!

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