Question: If someone gave you $40 million to solve one problem on our planet, what would you tackle?

Answer: Health care. I firmly believe that health is a fundamental right that should be accessible to everyone. My goals are aimed at benefiting all individuals, regardless of their background or circumstances. By leveraging technology, health care systems and delivery can be improved, resulting in better care and an overall enhancement in the quality of life. This, in turn, can contribute to a nation's growth and productivity.

Q: What motivates or inspires you?

A: For me, people serve as an immense source of inspiration and motivation. I am continually inspired by the incredible resilience and perseverance demonstrated by people during challenging times. Witnessing one’s ability to rise above adversity drives me to strive for self-improvement each day. In fact, some of the most profound lessons I have learned in life have come from my patients.

Q: What do you love about being a T-bird?

A: Being a part of the renowned Thunderbird Mystique is something that brings me great joy. It's an opportunity of a lifetime to be amongst individuals from diverse backgrounds who share a common passion for creating a positive impact on the world. Through our shared global experiences, we aspire to make the world a better place.

Mary Hess

Digital Communications Manager, Thunderbird School of Global Management