Alumni Tale: Rachel Lucier ’14

What did you study at UNH?

Health Management and Policy, College of Health and Human Services

What are some of your strongest memories of UNH?

Some of my strongest memories at UNH are my classmates and professors in the health management and policy program. The late night study sessions and the intensity of our program were all challenging to get through at the time but helped prepare me for my time outside of UNH. Outside of academics, I was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. I built amazing lifelong friendships and had opportunities to be involved in philanthropic events.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

I know that I would not be where I am today without my UNH experiences. UNH provided me with the education, skills, and confidence for me to be successful in my career. Much of my professional network, career opportunities, and personal friendships only exist because of UNH!

Tell us about your career path to date… what have been some career milestones in your life?

My career started off as an intern at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. An internship during the summer going into your senior year was a requirement of the UNH Health Management and Policy program. I was offered a full-time position upon completing my internship, so had secured a job going into the last semester of my senior year. I started at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as an administrative assistant to the chief of the genetics division and from there was promoted to program manager. Following Brigham, I worked in genetics project management at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. While at the Brpad I was simultaneously getting a healthcare M.B.A., when I finished my graduate degree program I accepted a project manager position at American Well. They are located in downtown Boston and are a virtual medicine company. I now get to partner with U.S. healthcare systems and build their virtual medicine programs with them!

Rachel is on the steering committee for the Boston alumni network.