I wasn’t born in North Carolina, but was proudly raised to call it home. Thanks in part to a James Taylor song, “Carolina on My Mind,” my parents moved my brother and me to the Winston-Salem area, which is about an hour and a half from Durham. I later moved to Raleigh to attend Meredith College, a women’s college, where I majored in psychology with minors in Italian and history. After doing a lot of research and studying abroad often, I landed a Fulbright grant and moved to Florence, Italy, to do research in ethnic identity development in the immigrant population.

Looking for something more than an academic life, I switched gears and decided to pursue the MMS: Foundations of Business degree to gain knowledge in business. I really value the opportunities to develop myself and my network at Fuqua through this degree. For fun, I spend time long distance running, frequenting local community theaters, and chasing the best local microbrews.

Fuqua Activities: I’m a member of the MMS Marketing, Consulting, and Net Impact clubs and am on the Career Ambassador and Class Gift teams. I also joined the new Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) Club, through which I’ll work on consulting projects for non-profits along with other Duke grad students. And I’m sure I will find plenty of other ways to stay busy!

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