These three interns at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield are making differences in the lives of our Medicare members and those who visit our ArkansasBlue Welcome Centers throughout the state.
Madison is working as an intern in the direct market group. She currently attends the University of Central Arkansas in Conway where she is majoring in finance and will be a senior next year.
She is from Marshall and is the daughter of Pepper Knight and Tubby Myatt.
During her time with Arkansas Blue Cross, she is working on the ArkansasBlue Welcome Centers’ web pages, processing incoming requests from agents, maintaining a regional events calendar, updating training checks and more.
Upon graduation, Madison aspires to secure a position in the public health sector that offers challenges and opportunities for personal growth. Additionally, she plans to obtain her certified public accountant (CPA) qualification and pursue a master’s degree in data analytics.
“I aspire to continue to learn and become successful while making a positive influence in the lives of others in both my professional and personal life. “
Philipp is spending his internship with the Medicare Advantage Division. He also attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway where he received his undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences and his master’s degree in applied data analytics.
He is from Eisenach, Thuringia in Germany, and is the son of Jana and Ralph Haessner. During his time here, Philipp will focus on the health benefits and cost savings of Livongo, an innovative diabetes management device, and the role of Ozempic in Type-2 diabetes treatment.
Philipp’s future professional goals include pursuing a career in healthcare data analysis.
“My undergraduate degree developed the needed background knowledge about healthcare and medical-related topics while my master’s degree prepared me to work with the different programming languages needed to translate data into practical implementations.”
If Anna Mason looks familiar, it’s because she is. Anna previously served as an intern last summer in the Medicare Advantage Division. During her second summer of interning at Arkansas Blue Cross, she will assist with a Medicare program audit and other data analytics projects to find ways to improve care for our Medicare members.
She is from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and her parents are Freida and Brian Mason.
Anna, who received her undergraduate degree in chemistry, medical anthropology from the University of Virginia, hopes to pursue a career in public health and help with the health inequity issues in this nation. She will pursue a master’s degree in public health from the University of Virginia, after which she will apply her experience and training to a career in government programs analytics, public health policy, policy consulting or a related field.
“I would love to make a difference in public health that would improve people’s access to care and people’s overall health in the United States,” Anna said.
Welcome, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield interns!