Mekdes Tsega joined the Commonwealth Fund in June 2018 as Program Associate in the Delivery System Reform program. Ms. Tsega is responsible for providing the daily support for the High Need High Cost portfolio and performs a variety of duties including grants management, daily administrative functions, proposal development, writing, editing, and research and analysis. In May 2018, Ms. Tsega earned her M.P.H. from George Washington University, and she earned her B.A. in human health and international studies in 2016 from Emory University. She has experience in research, writing, and project management as an office operations assistant while earning her bachelor’s degree and from internships (health policy intern at the Alliance of Community Health Plans from May 2017 – 2018; advocacy intern at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from January – May 2017; and state health policy intern at AcademyHealth from September – December 2016).