Position Desired: Health Policy Analyst Location Desired: New York City Area of Expertise: Mental Health
ALEXANDER KOGAN WOLFF
firstname.lastname@example.org 10 W. 66th Street, Apt 14-H, New York, NY 10023-6209 612.245.9788
Emerging health policy analyst, having recently attained a master’s in public health with a major in public health administration and policy. Brings extensive knowledge to public and private program administration, and dedication to improving health outcomes for marginalized populations.
Proficient in research, can articulate research questions, gather qualitative and quantitative data and synthesize answers for strategy and action. Clear communicator through multiple modalities—including written, presentation and social media—with a distinctive voice, both on paper and in person. Naturally curious and asks the right questions to elicit meaningful information.
Brings a collaborative spirit and internal drive to the workplace, where I typically exceed expectations. I’m also self-aware, seeking clarity when necessary to improve my performance and contribute to the organization.
University of Minnesota, Division of Health Policy and Management at School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN Research Assistant, Selected to review best practices for treating chemical dependency and to determine barriers to implementation in Minnesota. (October 2016-July 2017) • Exclusively managed literature review for Principal Investigator • Facilitated qualitative interviews with local behavioral health treatment providers, uncovering recurrent themes in the treatment community
TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), Chicago, IL Health Policy Associate, Recruited to support research on the utilization of law enforcement to support needs associated with opioid abuse. (May-August 2016)
• Conducted interviews with police chiefs and program leads to gain awareness on successes, complications, outcomes and efficacy tracking • Analyzed and qualified relevant data • Identified prevailing trends • Drafted report of findings for stakeholders
Thresholds, Chicago, IL Residential Support Specialist, Hired to maintain living environment for residents receiving behavioral support. (March-August 2015) • Continuously monitored apartment site in concert with Department of Children & Family Services regulations • Provided crisis management, including de-escalation, re-direction and other methods • Assisted youth in development of independent living skills • Documented all activities and interactions per Thresholds policies and specifications
Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Chicago, IL Executive Assistant, Appointed to operate organization’s website and perform administrative tasks. (December 2014-August 2015)
• Tracked and reported on local civil rights abuses, focusing on police brutality, government surveillance and torture in prisons
In These Times, Chicago, IL Editorial Assistant, Produced online material for magazine’s printed publication and website. (January-June 2014)
• Wrote articles on a variety of topics including labor movement victories and prison industry issues • Composed and published daily news briefs • Edited magazine drafts for content and spacing • Collaborated with staff writers on research and outreach for investigative reporting • Fact-checked time-sensitive stories for web and print outlets • Mentored new interns on expectations for daily tasks and assignments
Zelle McDonough & Cohen LLP, Boston, MA Paralegal, Supported attorneys in all facets of their legal practice. (January-October 2013)
• Researched legal issues • Drafted legal documents • Created PowerPoints for attorney presentations • Analyzed dense depositions • Observed opposing attorneys at trial • Indexed files generated inside and outside the firm
University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Public Health (May 2018)
Public Health Administration & Policy Major Master’s Project: Run-On Sentences: Policy Options For Improved Health Outcomes At Reentry In Minnesota’s Prison Population
Policy analysis of transitional care models that Minnesota could adopt for prison population’s return to the community, focusing on cost and predictable health challenges at release.
Carleton College, Northfield, MN Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude (June 2011)
Psychology Major Senior Thesis: Self-Monitoring in Online Social Network Profiles and its Relationship to Personality Perception
Utilized self-generated empirical research to explain impact of self-images on personality perceptions. Presented paper at Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference. (April 2011)
Rugby Captain, Carleton College, Northfield, MN (2010-2011) Competition-Winning Classical Pianist, Royal Academy of Music, London, England (2001-2005)