The Robert H. Smith School of Business profiles its part-time MBA students as "proven professionals who are ambitious, resilient and motivated multi-taskers, bringing real-world, collaborative, problem-solving experience across government, commercial and non-profit sectors."
Aisha Hasan exceeds the model.
Entering the Smith School in fall 2014, Hasan is one of three finalists for the 2014 NextGen Award for Exemplary Leadership.
She is into her fourth year as a policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also has held a policy analyst position within The White House Office of Management and Budget.
"Leaders exist in many sectors of government; however, there are those select few who go above and beyond to direct their talents and skills toward success on an everyday basis. Those people are who I see defining exemplary leadership and Aisha Hasan far surpasses the regular leader,” said Deputy U.S. Marshal Desmond Proctor, Hasan's nominator.
The award will be given by the Young Government Leaders and GovLoop during the July 23 NextGen Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read more about the award, event and participating organizations here.
Hasan graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in community health, focused on health policy. She served as a finance intern for the National Institutes of Health among multiple internships that led to her selection as UMD's first Federal Service Student Ambassador.
Hasan's Smith-MBA work will focus on public policy and health systems. GovLoop profiles her here.