Tell us who you are!
My name is Aleeza Roth, I’m 30 years old and I live in New York City. I have 2 older sisters and a large extended family of lots of aunts, uncles, and 18 cousins I try to spend as much time with as possible. I love big cities, being outside, and traveling to visit other big cities (especially with friends and family). I work as a Medical Director at a pharmaceutical advertising company in SOHO and see many celebrities on my way to and from work every day! In my spare time I like to try new restaurants in the city, read about politics, and weightlift.
Tell us more about your career steps and other projects you were part of!
After college graduation I went to graduate school at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Medical School and studied clinical pathology were I received my PhD for my work on a rare autoimmune disease. For a while I continued my work in clinical translational research at Mount Saini Hospital in NYC before I met a Medical Director working in pharmaceutical advertising. I took a leap and started a new career path at a pharmaceutical advertising company in NYC working on many different diseases and drugs which are marketing to physicians, nurses and hospital support staff.
What does “Social Capital” mean to you?
The essence of “Social Capital” is a qualitative measure of relationships and connections that can be strategically utilized to build personal and professional networks and skills to benefit individuals and communities.
What makes you successful in life/current job?
I think 2 main things that I attribute to my successes in life are 1) listening before speaking, especially to people who think differently than I do and 2) consistently being solution-oriented, which in turn helps me to be a positive influence on my peers.
What is/has been your biggest achievement professionally and personally?
My biggest achievement was patenting a clinical diagnostic test I developed during my PhD work.
What are your aspirations as a 1World Mentor for the 1World Social Capital Program?
I am excited to be part of a global community of women who are striving to reach their goals. I hope that I can contribute to the community as much as I will benefit from it.