Health Care Management: Alumni Spotlight

Spotlight: Sandra Baldwin

B.B.A. Health Care Management, 2017

Sandra Baldwin

Current position
Project Manager, Zipnosis

How long have you been at your current position?
One year. (Overall, I have three years of project management experience.)

What does a typical day look like in your job?
There is a lot communication, whether it’s by email, phone calls, instant messages, or Zoom meetings. I communicate with clients, team members, and other third parties to ensure the project we are working on together is smoothly moving forward. I focus on hitting milestones, completing tasks, and following a timeline until successful project completion. I’ve also recently expanded my technical background by learning how to build the virtual care platform for clients.

What do you like best about your current job?
I enjoy my teammates (especially my boss who has been one of my biggest advocates in my project Management career), the positive company culture, working on our reliable virtual care platform that benefits both patients and healthcare professionals, and the flexibility of being able to work from home.

If you could snap your fingers and solve any problem facing our community, what would it be?
I would fix the many challenges and issues we face in the U.S. health care system, including the devastating opioid epidemic, lack of access to health care, outrageous high cost of health care, fragmented care, and the transactional free-for-service (FFS) model.

What is the most recent thing you’ve read (besides email)?
I’m an avid reader. I’m currently reading a book called The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.

What do you do in your spare time for relaxation or that brings you joy?
I enjoy going on bike rides, mountain biking, paddle boarding, gardening, reading fiction, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

What is something (knowledge or a skill) you would like to learn?
I would like to learn how to speak another language. I recently traveled to Italy this past summer and was in very small coastal towns where barely anyone spoke English. I had to communicate in Italian. I was only there for a couple weeks, but I felt that I could have picked up on the language better if I was there longer. It was challenging but also so much fun to practice and learn the language.

Thanks for making us proud, Sandra!