April 26, 2022
As we continue our celebration of Internship Awareness Month, we were honored to catch up with Valentina Moreno, who interned with HCIF from summer 2020 to spring 2021. During her time at HCIF, Valentina primarily supported the PURC program, Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award Program, as well as the Health Equity Data Strategy Collaborative.
Currently, Valentina works as a Credit Analyst at S&P Global on their banks team, while also preparing to graduate from Haverford College.
Please share your current position/educational pursuits. Why did you decide to pursue it? What excites you most about your current work?
I am currently a Credit Analyst at S&P Global on the banks team! I chose to pursue this opportunity because I felt very intellectually stimulated by the work I did as an intern at S&P in the US Public Finance division. I am an economics major so it has been rewarding to be able to work directly with the tools I gained in my schooling. The company is also very international which I am excited about given my international background.
What did you find most valuable about working with HCIF? What was something you learned from your internship with us?
I think I learned a lot about what makes someone a good team member at HCIF. Given that it is a small organization with many programs/initiatives, it was great to get the chance to work with most of the staff members on different projects. I think it is really impressive how everyone at HCIF is balancing several projects at the same time. This required me to stay organized along with my team members to make sure that we were achieving the many deliverables that go along with projects.
What’s a quote that inspires you in your career?
“Empowered women empower women.”
If we were to check back in with you in 5 years, where would you like to be? What would you like to have accomplished?
I am honestly still asking myself that question! I am graduating college very soon so for now I am embracing a very exploratory phase of my life. In 5 years though, I see myself involved in issues of social justice and will perhaps be returning to school to get a Master’s/PhD in developmental economics. The exact timeline has yet to evolve, but I am hoping to serve communities in the future. I’m just not sure on whether that will be through an organization or more school!
What’s a fun fact most people don’t know about you, or a favorite hobby, book, or activity that you would like to share?
I am an avid reader and recently loved reading “Girl, Woman, Other” by Bernardine Evaristo.