Irina Ahmad

Northwestern University

Irina Ahmad is a first-year MBA student at the Kellogg School of Management. On campus, she co-hosts Healthscape (Kellogg’s healthcare podcast), organizes the Startup & Growth Fair for the Kellogg Healthcare Business Conference, and is a photographer for the Women in Business Association. Prior to Kellogg, Irina was a consultant with Recon Strategy, a healthcare consulting firm. There, she provided strategic support to clients across verticals within healthcare— from life sciences to payer. Before then, Irina worked at CSL Behring in Pricing & Market Access, where she supported pre-commercial efforts for a Phase III cardiology product.

Within early-stage healthcare, Irina is excited by the potential of technology to expand access to behavioral health, particularly for underserved communities. She is also interested in how health systems can leverage data/analytics and community resources to address social determinants of health and improve health outcomes.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Business and International Relations. In her free time, Irina enjoys photography, cooking, and playing with her dog, Kya.