Jasmine You (MHI ’24) spent the summer interning at Biogen in Boston. She worked as a knowledge capture/transfer intern on the global regulatory strategic operations team, which is responsible for optimizing drug development strategies, processes and communications. “I’ve gained a lot of problem solving skills,” she said.
You’s role drew upon her interests in healthcare, data analytics and business strategy. One of her projects was to assist in building an analytics dashboard using Microsoft Power BI. “There are multiple systems that the regulatory space uses, but all the data are kind of in silos,” she explained. The dashboard she worked on brings this data together in one place, making it possible to generate strategic decisions and, in the long run, “be more predictive.”
Drug development can be a decade-long process, so You was surprised that she got to witness the FDA approval of two Biogen drugs during the course of her internship — one for Alzheimer’s and one for postpartum depression. Each approval comes with a celebratory bell-ringing. “I never realized how that might impact me as an intern,” she said. “Internally, you’re seeing all these milestones being achieved.”
She left her internship with new clarity about how to combine her career interests. “I can see myself working in this space in the long term,” she said.