I was born and raised in Waco, Texas, where I graduated from Vanguard College Preparatory School. Although I applied to schools across the nation, I was eventually drawn to UT by the vibrant student life, vast resources, and rigorous academic reputation. As a business honors and finance major within the McCombs School of Business, I am learning to navigate the increasingly dynamic business environment my peers and I will face after graduation. My Plan II major within the College of Liberal Arts has given me a wide-angle perspective of the world and exposure to subjects that I would never have experienced with a more technical major. Although UT seemed daunting at first, I quickly found my niche due to the tight-knit communities in Plan II, the Business Honors Program, and the Forty Acres Scholars Program. I expect to graduate in May of 2019 well-equipped to take on the world after college.
Business Honors; Finance; Plan II Honors
Business Honors; Plan II Honors
Financial Analyst Intern – Legacy Star Capital Partners, LLC; Associate Director of Alumni Relations – University of Texas; Student Government Student Advocate – Longhorn Advocates Program; Co-founder – Peak Technologies, LLC; Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
What drew you to the Forty Acres Scholars Program (FASP)?
What distinguishes the Forty Acres Scholars Program from similar programs across the nation is its emphasis on developing relationships with one’s peers in their contemporary cohort as well as within the program as a whole. Some of my best friends at UT are scholars with me, and besides our interaction in class and in organizations across campus, Forty Acres facilitates regular interaction within a program-specific context. In fact, by now the program feels like one big family. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the mantra, “This program is more than just a check,” but every time I hear it, it rings true. The Forty Acres Scholars Program has created an absolutely life-changing experience for me here at UT.