My most memorable project so far has been designing a pioneering outcome-based program for chronic disease management.

What made you choose McKinsey?

I joined McKinsey because of the clear commitment to learning, global client base, and first-class colleagues.

Is life at McKinsey what you expected?

I hold a master’s degree in health informatics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In graduate school, I worked on various projects in hospital operations—such as predicting hospital readmission risks—and in operations research for a surgical-scheduling system. Since joining McKinsey, I have worked mostly on healthcare-analytics projects and participated in hospital due diligence and healthcare-system design. What’s been most surprising to me about McKinsey is the healthy competition among colleagues, the variety of exciting project work, and the vast learning opportunities here. I am excited that we’re encouraged and able to chart our own individual career paths.

What is your most memorable project?

My most memorable project so far has been designing a pioneering outcome-based program for chronic-disease management in partnership with a government in Asia. This is the first study of its kind, and I got to extract, integrate, and analyze data from 3 hospitals and 20 community-healthcare centers, together with 4 other statisticians and computer programmers.

How do you maintain a good work-life balance?

My weekdays are usually very busy, but I enjoy the weekends and the gap periods between projects.