Michael Byrd ’22 is from Weaverville, North Carolina. As a business administration and environmental studies double major, his professional interests include entrepreneurship, sustainability and consulting. Michael decided to join the Kenan Scholars program to pursue his interest in corporate social responsibility through a private sector lens and join the cohort of students interested in creating a positive impact through business.
In addition to being a Kenan Scholar, Michael is also a Carolina Scholar, a National Merit Scholar and a member of Honors Carolina, and serves as a UNC Admissions Ambassador and Orientation Leader. Michael’s hobbies include volleyball, cooking, hiking and sustainability. After college, Michael hopes to work as a sustainability consultant. His long-term goal is to start his own business or become a professor.