Madhumita Sen ‘23
Senior Manager & Scrum Master at CVS Health Inc.
Program: Project and Program Management
In her spare time, Madhumita likes to spend time with her family and pets.
Get to know Madhumita Sen!
Why did you choose Brandeis GPS?
I chose Brandeis because of the University’s social justice foundation, strong culture of diversity and inclusion, and reputation as a place of learning.
What inspired you to choose your field of study?
As a senior Agile Project Manager working for a major healthcare organization, I found the need to expand my understanding of Program Management as it relates to agile software development. I wanted to gain perspective on how agile software development might scale at a Program and Portfolio level.
How have you enjoyed your experience at Brandeis thus far?
I am delighted to share that the last couple of years have been a rich learning experience. The professors are top notch, responsive, and reachable – always sensitive to student queries and concerns. Studying to ensure good grades while balancing a full time job and attending to teenager needs as a single parent has not been an easy journey by any means. I am just thankful to have been able to manage it all.
What are your hopes and aspirations for the rest of your time at Brandeis?
I am looking forward to wrapping up the Project & Program Management degree with some great class discussions while gaining fresh perspectives from other fellow students.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I hope to be able to contribute further in the field of Agile Program Management and mentoring/growing Agile Project Managers.
What advice would you give to incoming students?
Be willing and open to imbibing new perspectives that might be different from yours. I am always inspired by the following quote:
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” –Benjamin Franklin
What has been your favorite class to-date?
The class I am taking this semester – “Communication for Effective Leadership” – just might be my favorite one yet.