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Why I’m Pursuing a Master’s of Public Health

One of my public health classes featured a group project using human-centered design. When we received the instructions, my fellow students responded with a collective “huh?” The group members have diverse backgrounds: Anne (these names are all changed) is the chief of a busy ambulance unit, with 40-year veteran first responders reporting to her. Joseph is an EMT hoping to go to medical scho...

Diversity and Inclusion in Research

Virtual Connections at AR 2020

As February 2020 turned into March, and the cancellations trickled in and then started to flow, I began to realize I wouldn’t be attending Rosenfeld Media’s inaugural Advancing Research 2020 conference in New York City in person. AR 2020, billed simply as “A new conference for people who do resea...

Product Management in the Government Sector

Product Management is a widely utilized methodology to facilitate the development of products across many industries. However, most firms in the commercial industry who develop software products also own them and benefit from their success. They have a vested financial interest in their success and may have  venture capital funding that can drive product strategy. In contras...

A Day in the Life

Two Bellese Employees During Quarantine

We recently asked two Bellese employees to document their day to day routines while working 100% from home. Tolga, a full stack developer and Morgan, a business analyst shared their experiences and how things have changed since Bellese began a work from home policy. Morgan is usually up making breakfast for the family at 7:30 every morning while Tolga is able to take it easy and sleep...

From Big to Mighty

My Journey to Bellese

The words come in clear. Their impact is sudden and meaningful in ways you cannot yet fully comprehend. “Your position is being eliminated, relocated, or just plain old un-you-cated.” Whether you see it coming or not, the feelings associated with such a revelation are usually the same. It’s a big change, and big changes can oftentimes not only feel like a big challenge, but they quick...