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MMS: FOB | Class of 2014

 

I am a local North Carolinian. I grew up in Raleigh, N.C., and I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergrad (Go Heels!), and now I am a part of Team Fuqua at Duke University.

In undergrad, I double majored in Journalism and Mass Communication, and Exercise and Sport Science. To supplement my undergraduate coursework, I interned as a press aid for the Governor of North Carolina, and in the sports and entertainment properties division at an advertising agency. Upon graduation, I accepted a role at a public relations firm and was tasked with launching a new brand for a Forbes Global 2000 client. I chose to matriculate into the MMS: Foundations of Business program to fuse my undergraduate interests with applied business skills — a combination I plan to utilize to trigger a transition out of marketing communications and into management consulting.

I love playing and watching sports, and I am particularly interested in soccer. I am a published poet and an aspiring jet pilot. I’m excited to be a part of the MMS: FOB class of 2014, and am thankful to have the opportunity to share my story with future MMSers. There will be plenty to share this year and I invite you to join me on my journey. I promise to keep the Tar Heel love to a minimum!

Fuqua Activities: Consulting Club, Net Impact Club, Outdoor Adventure Club

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