Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, I received my undergraduate degree from Sewanee: University of the South, where I studied French, Microfinance, and Women’s Studies. Throughout my time at Sewanee, I worked in the University Outreach Office, studied abroad in Barcelona and Paris, and participated in the Social Entrepreneurship Education Program, which took me to Bangladesh and India. My experiences abroad made an indelible impression on me and encouraged me to focus my career on something larger than myself that would make a lasting positive impact.
Prior to business school, I first worked in the non-profit sector. Since 2010, I have also been a Director at Hinkle Holding Company, where I manage a private equity fund focused on direct investments and real estate private equity. Once exposed to real estate investment, I realized that I had a passion for real estate development, and I began working as an asset manager and development associate at Equity Management Group. In this role, I was responsible for all daily operations of income-producing commercial real estate, sourcing acquisitions, and running due diligence of new acquisitions.
As a Kenan Scholar, I will be working with Greg Brown to identify emerging trends in private equity and family enterprise. There is currently very little existing research on this subject, and we aim to research the private equity goals and strategies that are unique to and employed more frequently by family enterprises. At Kenan-Flagler, I am an active member of the Real Estate Club, the Private Equity Club, Net Impact, and the MBA Impact Investing Training program. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, visiting with friends and family, and spending time outdoors.