Clara Soh on What It Means to Be a Leader

In Chapter 17 of 20 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, health economist Clara Soh answers "What Does It Mean to Be a Leader in What You Do?" To Soh, leadership is about setting clear expectations and being present to support team members as they then work to accomplish the goal or complete the project. She uses structure and frameworks to keep her team organized and focused on its goals. As a rock climber, Soh shares how climbing has taught her leadership skills, especially the need to be considerate of the implications your actions while have on those following you when lead climbing a route. Clara Soh is a health economist and Senior Director of Policy and Research at a pharmaceutical trade organization in Washington, DC. Previously, Soh held senior roles at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (KPCHR) and Health Policy Research Northwest (HPRN). Soh earned her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in Policy Analysis and Healthcare Public Finance from the NYU Wagner School and a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.