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C-TAC is excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Pranjal “PJ” Chandra, who is serving as a Partnerships and Programs Intern. PJ, a junior at American University in Washington D.C., is originally from Philadelphia, PA. He is majoring in Communications, Law, Economics, Government (CLEG), with a double minor in Finance and Public Health.

PJ has had an array of professional experiences from working on Capitol Hill to multiple law firms, a certified NFL agent, and academic research. He wants to go to law school and focus on public policy law. In his free time, PJ can be found playing and watching sports from tennis to football to ping pong while tutoring kids on the SAT. Learn more about PJ below.

What initially interested you in C-TAC?

My initial interest in C-TAC was because of its mission and values regarding trying to work with companies and individuals to provide quality healthcare to those who need it the most. Coupled with the fact that we are living in an unprecedented era with COVID-19, I believe it was just a perfect storm of my interest in public health, health care, and the mission and goals of C-TAC.

What are you three things you want to learn in your time here?

The number one thing I want to learn about C-TAC is the ins-and-outs of the organization and trying to help with its long term goals. The second thing I would love to learn would be specific policies that could be implemented today to help with the healthcare delivery system. The final thing I would love to learn in my time here is how partners chosen and the qualities that are necessary to be considered a C-TAC partner.

What are you most looking forward to this spring interning at C-TAC?

I am most looking forward to doing good work because the time period we are in with COVID-19 and the pandemic has caused more scrutiny of the health care delivery system when it comes to care, vaccinations, and overall treatment. So for me, taking the time we are in right now and applying it to C-TAC’s mission and goals is what I am most looking forward to .

What is something everyone should know about you?

Everyone should know I will bring an array of diverse talent and experiences wherever I go academically and professionally. While I absolutely love to sit back and listen to people pitch their ideas and how we can better the community, I will sometimes speak up as I am not afraid to speak my mind with respect, of course, as long as it is appropriate to do so.

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