Getting to Know Assata Washington

You know when you start a new job, it's your first day, and you just want to find one smiling face. Assata was that face for me. She quickly became one of my work best friends. I have seen Assata facilitate a variety of healthcare courses. However, my favorite is when she takes a complex topic like health insurance and helps new professionals gain a better understanding of the topic. Connected Consultants is excited to work with Assata and can't wait to see what comes next in her career.

Tell me a little about yourself

My name is Assata Washington. I am a New York native with some love and connection to Atlanta, GA. I’ve recently graduated with a Master in Public Health with an interest in Epidemiology. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and quality time with family and friends.

What made you support or work with Connected Consultants?

I’ve previously worked very closely with Deann Butler, Founder of Connected Consultants. I believe that Connected Consultants is an excellent platform with healthcare professionals, especially (Black professionals) to network and build upon their skills and expertises.

Why should someone take your course?

Folks should take my course, Health Insurance 101 for many reasons: to gain a basic understanding of health insurance and/or to select a health plan that’s best suitable for themselves or loved ones.

What are you learning right now?.

Currently, I have been sharpening my knowledge in COVID-19 contact tracing protocols, to have a better understanding of how the virus can become more controlled.

What’s one fun or interesting fact that people don't know about you?

I have a rather large family and am the eldest of 5 siblings.

Give your younger self one piece of career advice?

Follow your heart, not your eyes. Some things may appear to be rewarding but our body knows what’s best for us.

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