I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and studied accounting at the University of Southern California. After a short stint in public accounting at Deloitte, I made a transition to the real estate industry, where I spent the next six years working as a lender and then as a developer. I decided to return to school in order to hone my managerial skills, learn more about real estate investing and explore a variety of different career paths.
I was first motivated to volunteer through religion. As time went on, social service became less of a religious undertaking and more of a genuine way to connect with and help others. In Los Angeles, I was involved with the Special Olympics and Reading Partners, an organization that utilizes volunteers to create after-school reading programs for underprivileged children. The TFC has opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking about social ventures, I no longer see social mission and for-profit business as black and white. I am excited to be leading the Hult Prize case competition this year!