FEBRUARY 3, 2017 - Sydney Allain-Stockton (NHS’17) studies health care management & policy at the School of Nursing & Health Studies. This semester, among other activities, she is participating in a population-health-focused internship at the National Academy of Medicine. After Georgetown, she will begin a role at Google.
NHS: Where are you from originally?
SAS: I am originally from Raleigh, N.C., but grew up in Europe, living in London, Paris, and Zurich for 10 years before moving back to the United States for my last two years of high school.
NHS: How are you enjoying your time at Georgetown?
SAS: I have absolutely loved my time at Georgetown. At this point, I couldn’t see myself going to school anywhere else. The environment on campus has helped me grow as a person, and the people have truly led me to call Georgetown my second home. From the professors to my fellow students, everyone here is passionate about helping one another succeed and making this the place the best it can be. In my experience, there’s no place quite like the Hilltop.
NHS: How is your coursework preparing you for the future?
SAS: I eventually want to explore opportunities that intersect both health and technology, so my coursework in the School of Nursing & Health Studies has been helpful in exposing me to the landscape of careers across the health care industry. The open curriculum of the health care management & policy major has also allowed me take classes outside the NHS that highlight the university’s commitment to educating the whole person through a wide array of academic disciplines.
NHS: What activities are you involved in on campus and elsewhere?
SAS: Something I love about Georgetown is the level of student involvement on campus. Since my freshman year, I have challenged myself through leadership positions in different clubs on campus. This year, I am serving as the co-president for both the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP) and Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (GAMBLE). GAAP is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping prospective and admitted students discover Georgetown, and GAMBLE is a student-run organization that provides minority undergraduates with a holistic approach to career planning and access to postgraduate employment opportunities. This semester, I am also interning at the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) on the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement team.
NHS: What are your plans for the future?
SAS: After graduation, I will be moving to Ann Arbor, Mich., to join the Small Business Sales team at Google as an associate account strategist. In this role, I will work with a variety of small businesses to deliver digital advertising solutions with Google's latest products.