Quitting Pre-med, Gender Studies, Why is Healthcare so Expensive, Ivy League, and Yellow Fever with Joyce Pan


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By Nancy Wu (Asian American, Economist, Progressive, Woman, Storyteller) and Nancy Wu (Asian American. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Joyce Pan has experienced all aspects of healthcare: she's studied pre-med, worked in healthcare consulting for medical devices companies, and now works on the data and marketing side of healthcare.
On this episode, Joyce and Nancy will discuss the following topics:
-Why healthcare is so expensive
-How are pharmaceuticals priced
-Their majors at Dartmouth
-Why everyone should major in Gender Studies
-How an Ivy League degree signals conformity and privilege more than intelligence
-Elitist bubbles in Yuppie cities
-Growing up Asian in Vermont
-Cultural divides in dating and friendships
-Yellow fever
-Rethinking monogamous family structures
Joyce: Instagram
Nancy: Website

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Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC Podcast), a podcast where progressive people of color talk about everything.
Progressive Opinions of Color began in August 2020 as a platform to create space for more POC voices in conversations about politics and economics. We've covered the 2020 presidential election, the state of the economy during COVID-19, Kamala Harris, the coronavirus pandemic, the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, we hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join us in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.
I am Nancy Wu, your host. I’m also an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. I triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and have a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. I work as an Economist full time and have previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks.

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