I grew up near Richmond, Virginia, and went on to become a Hokie at Virginia Tech. I majored in management and minored in psychology and leadership.

In 2006, I entered a management trainee program at Wachovia Bank in Richmond. I later worked in more analytical roles in Corporate Travel and Strategy at a Richmond-based agricultural organization, Southern States Cooperative.

After volunteering with the Virginia Public Health Association, I became interested in healthcare and that led me to Fuqua and its Health Sector Management (HSM) program. I also pursued a concentration in marketing. I was very involved at Fuqua as an Admissions Ambassador and in the Marketing Club. After graduating from Fuqua, I accepted a position in media at Intel, which utilizes the social media experience that I gained as a Fuqua blogger.