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Phillippa Owens

While completing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Phillippa Owens worked as a student intern at the Kenan Institute. As an integral part of the External Affairs team, she helped with website development, programming and IT Help Desk projects. She worked closely with NCGrowth to develop Homegrown Tools, a website that connects public officials, practitioners and researchers to case studies of successful economic development strategies. Additionally, Owens spent a summer interning at Kenan Institute Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.

Phillippa, a Morehead-Cain scholar and international student, was heavily involved in the wider business school community, serving as the operations advisor for UNC’s Undergraduate Business Symposium, the largest and oldest student-run career event in the country. At Carolina, she was the director of finance for Carolina Creates and co-founder of UNC’s first intercollegiate case competition, the Carolina Case Challenge. Phillippa represented UNC Kenan-Flagler on an international case competition team and was the director of internal operations for the Consulting Club. Over the last four years, Phillippa has enjoyed exploring her interests in technology and entrepreneurship as a Rewriting the Code Fellow and through scholarships to attend conferences including SLUSH and the Grace Hopper Celebration.

After graduation in May 2019, Owens will join BrightHouse, a BCG Company, as a strategist in Atlanta.