Nanako Yano | Mathematical Economics

From: Tokyo, Japan; Current: Cambridge, MA 

Pomona Days: Mathematical Economics, Class of 2011

Current Education: Joint Degree Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School (MPA/ID) & Harvard Business School (MBA), Class of 2018

Past Employment: Rwanda Development Board; Clinton Health Access Initiative (Malawi & Swaziland); Oliver Wyman


Prior to starting grad school, I spent ~2 years working in Southern Africa, supporting Ministries of Health in Swaziland / Malawi / Zimbabwe / South Africa scale up HIV prevention and treatment programs. Prior to that, I worked as a consultant for 2 years in Oliver Wyman’s financial services arm in NYC. I’m in the joint HKS-HBS program now so I can work at the intersection of the public and private sectors in the future.

I’m passionate about public health and want to help developing countries move towards less donor-dependent health systems and reduce inefficiencies in health spending. Please reach out if you have any interest in international development, public health, or working at the public-private intersection!