March 7, 2023
Yale Student Science Diplomats partnered with the Office of Career Strategy to host Dr. Shanta Whitaker (PhD ‘08, Microbiology), current vice president at the health policy group Venn Strategies, a government affairs firm in Washington, DC. Dr. Whitaker is also a managing director at Continuum Health Group, a public health and health disparities policy firm. Our discussion centered around her growth and journey to a successful science policy career, with advice for current students interested in getting involved and/or transitioning to professional roles. Thank you for speaking with us!