Hometown: Wake Forest, NC
High School: Wake Forest High School
I have grown up with the mantra that “To whom much is given, much is owed”, and this has shaped not only the way I live my life but the way that I take on leadership challenges. Throughout my life, I have learned that my independent accomplishments mean nothing if I can’t help others in their pursuit of success. I firmly believe that the key to leadership is effective communication that stems not only from listening but from a true understanding of the issue. To this end, I am extraordinarily grateful to have grown up in the era of digital platforms that allow my insatiable curiosity to run wild because it is in knowledge that I consider myself to be truly greedy.
What drew you to the Robertson Program?
For years my long-term education combinations and career plans have been regarded as a fantasy, but with the resources and expectation of excellence that come with a program that is dedicated to producing transformational leaders, this fantasy becomes a feasible reality. I actually have a creed that I wrote for myself years ago, and part of it is along the lines of “I shall live amongst the stars. I shall fly with them and I shall die with them. For when I do, I will shine for someone’s forever.” For me, this program, the mentors, and the other scholars are the stars that I have always dreamt of flying with, so having the opportunity to be a part of something so empowering is truly inspirational to me.