Sequoia Ragland serves as a Healthcare Policy Analyst at Ferox Strategies where she conducts research, tracks legislation, and summarizes policy on behalf of the firm’s clients with a focus in health care.
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Sequoia discovered her passion for government affairs as an intern for Senator John McCain (R-AZ). Sequoia graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy. In New Orleans, Sequoia advocated on behalf of Black doulas and midwives at the local and state levels as a Reproductive Health Policy Intern for Sista Midwife Productions. She then served as a graduate assistant for the New Orleans Maternal and Child Health Coalition, advocating for policies to improve maternal health outcomes, experiences, and access to care in the state of Louisiana.
In the summer of 2021, Sequoia joined Johnson & Johnson’s Worldwide Government Affairs and Policy Team as a Public Policy Intern, where she led research on issues including digital health technology reimbursement, digital health equity, and innovative global pharmaceutical policy solutions.
After returning to Washington, Sequoia interned with the Federation of American Hospitals, where she focused on key hospital issues, reviewed proposed regulations, and led research on policy issues affecting major tax-paying hospitals and health systems. Sequoia’s expertise lies in the policy-scape surrounding a variety of health care actors including providers, patients, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, and insurers.
The daughter of physicians, Sequoia regularly travels to support her parents as a medical volunteer within the US and abroad. In her free time, Sequoia loves to spend time hiking with her dogs, cooking for her family and friends, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles.