I grew up north of Detroit before moving to Ohio to attend the University of Dayton for my undergraduate studies. I received a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Business Administration from UD. While there, I was involved in many clubs and organizations including Beta Theta Pi’s social fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi’s professional business fraternity. Outside of school I worked at NexSens Technology, a local engineering company focused on environmental monitoring products. Post-graduation I became a full-time employee at NexSens and was involved in the launch of their next generation data logger and managed a new line of real-time environmental monitoring systems from ideation to release.
It has been my intent for quite a while to come back to school and get an MBA. While my love for technology and innovation will never fade, I knew that I would not be an engineer forever. After working as a product manager at NexSens, I realized this was what I wanted to do moving forward in my career. However, I also discovered I had a lot to learn and thus decided it was time to head back to school. Kenan-Flagler’s emphasis on leadership and collaboration attracted me to UNC and I am excited for all the opportunities available to grow as a business professional.
Outside of school and work I am still a tech nerd at heart. I enjoy learning new skills and putting them into practice. For example, I am in the midst of designing and building a tennis ball launcher to help me follow another one of my passions, tennis. The machine is going to be remote controlled and will be capable of altering the spin, trajectory, and direction of the balls to ensure I get a thorough practice set in even if nobody is around. Other than tinkering and playing tennis, I am a fan of the outdoors. Camping and cycling are two of my favorite ways to get outside and enjoy the day. Lastly, traveling to new places and exploring what they have to offer tends to fill any long breaks I have. So far, I have traveled to more than 10 countries and am excited to continue the adventure.