First-Person

Molly Bode

Molly Bode
MBA/MPH 14

Previous degrees
AB, Biology and Film Studies, Dartmouth College

Job prior to Haas:
Global Health Program Officer
The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science
Hanover, New Hampshire and Haiti

Molly Bode's experience organizing relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake—60 medical professionals, 8 airplanes filled with supplies, and donations—convinced her that she wanted "to have a broader impact on peoples' health than the one-on-one experience" she would get as a physician. Her joint MBA/MPH studies at UC Berkeley are preparing her to have a more systematic, and systemic, impact."

"I will never forget one of my classmates, who had waived out of the core Finance class, holding study sessions for those of us with little finance background. He wasn't even taking the class, but offered his time and expertise to help us out. That is the kind of Confidence Without Attitude you see everywhere here."

"If you want to get an MBA/MPH, this is the place to do it. The integration between Haas and the School of Public Health is seamless and you are embraced by a program and by people who really want to help you craft your career path."

"I was drawn to the Global Social Venture Competition as a way of improving peoples' lives. It also helps me connect my experience dealing with non-governmental and academic organizations with the entrepreneurial aspect of social impact."

"I learn by doing, so applied innovation courses really attracted me. I expect my International Business Development project to give me a business perspective to issues that I have looked at from the non-profit angle."

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