“I think that a liberal arts education prepares you so well to work at a start-up,” said Gettysburg alum Alyssa Foxx ’13. “In start-ups, there's always so much to be done, so you have to wear many different hats. The ability to think critically and to fill any role that is needed from you— that’s something that a Gettysburg College degree really prepares you for.”
Foxx graduated from Gettysburg with degrees in anthropology and public policy, and attended Yale University as a post-grad to earn a master's degree in public health. Today, Foxx works as a product manager of reporting and data science at CipherHealth, a New York City healthcare IT start-up, focused on improving the efficiency of healthcare offerings for low-income populations.
As an ambitious undergrad, Foxx uncovered her passion for public health initiatives through the Introduction to Medical Anthropology course she took during her sophomore year at Gettysburg. The course served as a catalyst for her Mellon Grant research project aimed at understanding the experience of accessing the healthcare system within Adams County.