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The students in the Ph.D. program represent numerous industries and hold leadership positions in some of the nation's foremost organizations.

The students in the Ph.D. program consult with the faculty and practicing scholars to write and publish work throughout the program.

The students in the Ph.D. program are learning to apply the latest thinking in human capital management in their organizations.

Waajida Santiago

Human Resources Manager
Wildlife Conservation Society

My name is Waajida Santiago and I currently work for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an international non-profit organization based in New York City. As the Human Resources Manager, I am responsible for the the employee life cycle process for over 1000 temporary, part-time, and volunteer staff; the largest seasonal workforce in New York and the largest employer for youth in the Bronx, NY. Prior to my work at the Wildlife Conservation Society, I worked for the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) in New York, the largest public health care system in the United States; initially as the Manager for Training and Education then as a Labor Relations Officer within HHC’s Northern Manhattan Health Network, comprised of 3 hospitals and 3 diagnostic and treatment centers with a workforce of over 10,000. I hold a B.A. in Management and Administration from City College, City University of New York, and an M.B.A. from St. John’s University.

What I hope to gain from the PhD in Human Capital Management Program at Bellevue University is the requisite knowledge to move organizations from present to future as it relates to their most valuable resources; their employees. I also want to bring to organizations the understanding that capital goes beyond just the bottom line, and build an understanding of the connection between people and results.