MPH Student Selected as 2020 Women in Public Policy Fellow

MPH Student Selected as 2020 Women in Public Policy Fellow

Jessica T. smiles at the camera, wearing a pink blazer and standing in front of a bookcase.

MPH student Jessica Tanguay was selected as a 2020 Women in Public Policy Fellow by the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy— and for the next 6 months, she will complete her policy field placement at the Office of Mental Health within the New York State Department of Health.


“I was honored to be selected as a fellow,” Tanguay says. “As a part of the 2020 cohort, I am surrounded by a dynamic, driven, and diverse group of women who desire to be agents of change at various levels of policy within New York, the U.S., and around the world.”


Tanguay will be assisting with compliance activities to ensure that the Medicaid managed Care Plans (MMCPs) adhere to state and federal regulations. This will include reviewing MMCP applications, policies, procedures, and data. In addition to her fellowship, Tanguay is completing a full-time course load at Rockefeller College focused on leadership and policy.


“I am grateful for the guidance and mentorship from the professors and staff within the School of Public Health that made this goal come to fruition,” Tanguay says.