After graduating from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in economics, I spent five years in the asset management industry. My primary duties with Russell Investments out of Seattle, WA, focused on sales and consulting related functions. While I enjoyed the work, I decided to pursue my MBA to expand my technical skillset, gain leadership experience and ultimately make the transition to investment banking. Though I grew up in Portland, Oregon, I’ve lived in Los Angeles, Seattle and Milwaukee prior to arriving at Fuqua. While at Fuqua, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with the MBAA cabinet as the Vice President of Technology. I am also co-president of the Adam Smith Society and an Investment Banking Fellow. I am a mentor to undergraduate students pursuing business through the Fuqua2Duke program, and I get to re-live my glory days as a forward for the MBA soccer team—Fuqua United—Yale tournament champs for 2019! Outside of Fuqua, you will find my wife and I walking Nacho, our bulldog, around east campus, grabbing a drink at the Washington Duke Hotel patio, or unapologetically jumping on the Duke Basketball bandwagon.