The Sloan Student Ambassadors are residential MHA, BS/MHA, and MBA/MHA graduate students who are excited to speak with you to answer your questions about the Sloan Program in Health Administration and to discuss your healthcare passions, interests, and motivations. Each ambassador is a volunteer and can be reached via email to coordinate either a phone call or Zoom call. Please allow up to 72 hours for Ambassadors to respond. Learn more about our ambassadors below.
2022 Sloan Student Ambassadors
Cedrick Antonio came to Cornell from Wisconsin where he studied Healthcare Administration at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Before coming to Cornell, Cedrick worked as an intern for top healthcare organizations including Advocate Aurora Health, Anthem inc., and Cleveland Clinic. Cedrick realized that he found the most joy from working in diverse teams and projects, which led him to pursue a career in management consulting during his time at Sloan. This summer, Cedrick was an intern in New York City as a Summer Healthcare Consulting Associate at Deloitte. He is excited to return to campus and help navigate the Sloan 1st and 2nd year classes into their careers as their Vice President of Corporate Affairs.
Melissa Lopez (she/her/hers) is a 2nd-year Master of Health Administration Sloan Fellow, and the current VP of Student Recruitment. Melissa is very excited to engage with prospective students to learn more about Sloan while ensuring a smooth transition to the incoming class. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a minor in Business from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 2021. During her time at UCSD, she was a Program Development intern at Moores Cancer Center focusing on the development of community-academic partnerships with researchers and community health centers. This past summer, Melissa completed her summer internship at Kaiser Permanente with the Regional Center for Healthy Living Department in Southern California on the quality and consulting team. Melissa currently works part-time at VillageMD as a Market Growth Strategy intern supporting market expansion initiatives across the U.S. Melissa’s healthcare interests lie in quality improvement, patient safety, and strategy.
Outside the Sloan Program, Melissa enjoys exercising, road-tripping, dancing, and exploring new places!
Brianna Williams (she/her/hers) is a 2nd-year student and Sloan Fellow in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Home for her is Charlotte, NC, but she was born and spent almost half of her life in Queens, NY. She completed her Graduate Administrative Internship at the Cleveland Clinic this past summer in the Taussig Cancer Center and plans to pursue hospital administration upon graduation from the Sloan Program. Besides her internship, she has professional experience working at her local health department and in non-profit management. She’s particularly passionate about population health, health equity, and leveraging community-based programs to fill socioeconomic gaps in disadvantaged areas.
Outside of the Sloan Program, she loves to explore new coffee shops and restaurants, spend time with her friends, and meet new people whenever she can.
Alejandra Rivera (she/her/hers) is a 2nd-year dual fellow in the Sloan Program of Health Administration and the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs (CIPA). With an MPA concentration in Social Policy, Alejandra is specializing her studies in healthcare policy to further explore methods that will increase equity within the U.S. healthcare system. Prior to attending Cornell, Alejandra acquired her Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). As an undergraduate, she belonged to the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW) Eleanor Roosevelt Scholars Program. She has interned for Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez in Harlem, New York, and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney in Washington D.C. In addition, she has also worked for the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Alejandra is passionate about improving and delivering healthcare equity, access, and quality to underrepresented communities, specifically the Hispanic and Latinx population.
Outside of Sloan and CIPA, Alejandra enjoys trying different work out classes, traveling, watching Netflix, and listening to Latin Urban music.
Blake Letourneau (he/him/his) is a 2nd-year in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University. Blake is from northern New Hampshire, hailing from the Great North Woods and the White Mountains area. He completed his undergraduate studies in May 2021 and received his B.S. in Health Services Administration with minors in Finance and Business from Xavier University in Cincinnati. Blake has prior hospital administration experience working in critical access hospitals throughout NH. He spent his summer at Deloitte Consulting LLP in New York City as a Summer Associate working on revenue cycle and FTE reorganization engagements.
Outside of the Sloan Program, Blake enjoys exercising, most things outdoors, golf, skiing, and is an avid sports fan.
Julie Kim (she/her/hers) is an accelerated BS/MHA student in the Sloan Program with interests in hospital operations, patient experience, and physician leadership. Julie spent her undergraduate years studying Health Care Policy in the Brooks School at Cornell. She has experience working in the payor space, having previously interned at UnitedHealth Group in Network Management. Julie serves as the VP of Community Service for SSA, the VP of Brand Management for Women+ in Healthcare Leadership, the Secretary for the Cornell Healthcare Review, and previously served as the Director of Internal Affairs for the Cornell Asian Pacific Student Union. She is a research assistant examining childhood health and wellbeing policy. Julie did her internship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Cardiac Services in New York City this summer.
In her free time, she enjoys going to spin class, listening to culture podcasts, and reading short stories.
Juan Clark (He/Him/His) is in a 2nd year in the Sloan Program in Health Administration and is the 2022-2023 Sloan Student Association President. He is from Atlanta, Georgia, and completed his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College. Prior to Sloan, Juan worked as an administrative resident for the VP of integrated care for a hospital system in New Jersey. During his residency, he managed their Advanced Care at Home Program in their system efforts to address COVID-19. He has been recognized in the 2020 April Edition of Modern Health and the 2020 October edition of Healthcare Executive as an emerging health leader. This past summer, Juan did an administrative internship with UCLAHealth in Los Angeles in the Operations Department.
Outside of Sloan, Juan enjoys cooking, listening to music, grilling, going to the gym, and socializing.
Victoria (Vica) Bent (she/her/hers) is a 2nd-year Master of Health Administration student and Sloan Fellow in the Brooks School of Public Policy. Before arriving in Ithaca, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, majoring in Healthcare Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. This summer, she worked with the Cleveland Clinic under the Digestive Disease and Surgical Institute as an Administrative Intern. Her passion lies within health, hospitality and design, and being able to help those at their most vulnerable. As President of the Women in Healthcare Leadership Club, she maximizes her efforts to promote the values held by Sloan and herself to provide an open and safe space for people to learn from and network with a diverse array of womxn+ executives.
Outside of the Sloan Program, Vica enjoys creating Tik Tok videos with friends, landscape photography, learning KPOP choreography, and watching period dramas.