Jessye Halverson MPP '22



Jessye Halverson, MPP '22

Jessye is a second-year Master of Public Policy student. Prior to Duke, she worked at the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, New York City’s health care industry partnership, in order to help build an effective health care workforce development system focused on diverse pipelines. Jessye also spent two years with City Year New York as an AmeriCorps Member and Team Leader supporting students in a Queens middle school. She earned her BA in global studies and interdisciplinary studies (self-designed with a focus on social determinants of population health) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She focused her award-winning honors thesis on the ethics of health care voluntourism and its effect on sustainable development in communities in Nicaragua and Panama. Jessye’s health care interests include promoting health equity, addressing health and racial disparities, and prioritizing the need for value-based payment reform to ensure better quality and access to care in under resourced communities.