I am proud to be from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools. After high school, I spent a gap year in Freiburg, Germany studying German and interning at a German American cultural institute. After attending Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a major in American Studies and a double minor in German and Spanish, I moved to Guanajuato, Mexico. I taught English and eventually became Director of Programming at a small language school in what I would consider the most beautiful and colorful city on earth.

Next, I spent two years in Vienna, Austria as a U.S. Teaching Assistant in the Teaching Assistantship Program of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMB) administered by Fulbright Austria. Outside of teaching at Vienna’s oldest teachers’ college, I volunteered with an organization dedicated to serving Vienna’s refugee community through language classes, workshops and weekly cooking sessions. I also continued to work part-time for a financial PR firm based in Milwaukee, where I interned after I left Mexico, before moving to Austria.

Upon completing my program in Austria, I followed my heart back to Mexico, but this time in Queretaro, a beautiful city three hours northwest of Mexico City. I began working full-time with the financial public relations firm in Milwaukee, perfecting the art of working from home long before that became a thing. Here at Fuqua, I am a Forte Foundation Fellow on the leadership cabinet of Fuqua’s Net Impact Club, an MBA Student Ambassador happily telling potential students why I love Fuqua, as well as a member of the Fuqua Consulting Club, Fuqua On Board, Fuqua Tech Club and the Duke MBA Association of Women in Business (AWIB).