Amanda E. Ferguson, PharmD is a registered pharmacist currently pursuing a masters degree at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. Prior to her transition to public policy, her substantive and primary field of practice has been in federal pharmacy at the U.S. Department of Defense (Military Health System). Her domestic and international experiences covers a broad range of clinical pharmacy, pharmacy operations, academia, defense health care operation delivery, and health care policy. She currently practices as a health and drug policy analyst and serves as a Strategic Partner at a California-based consulting firm.
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? After extensive searching, I found EMPL to be the best program for me because of its curriculum, cohort class design, and supportive culture of faculty and ambassadors. As a top-ranked program in the Nation, I was confident at application, and even more confident now, that EMPL will prepare me best for my ideal job as a valuable contributor in public policy.
What was the best part of your experience? By far, the best part of the experience has been developing authentic relationships with people in the cohort and having the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest politicians, policy makers, news commentators, strategists, and economists. The quality of the education received thus far makes it clear why Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy is top-ranked.
- Howard University: Biochemistry/Pre-Pharmacy
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (Boston): Doctorate of Pharmacy
- Villanova University: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
- Health Equity
- Economic Policy
- Civil Rights