How many years were you in the JA Fellows program?
I was in JA Fellows for 2 years.
What year did you graduate from high school?
I graduated in 2012.
What college do you attend, what's your major and expected graduation year?
I am currently a senior at University of Georgia majoring in Finance. I will be graduating in May.
My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
Tell us your story!
JA played an integral role in my success through the various opportunities to network and learn about entrepreneurship. I was originally planning to be a chef, but through my experience with JA, I learned more about other professions and had access to professionals with tangible experience they could share with me.
Through JA I had the opportunity to do a job shadow with a venture capitalist and that changed the outlook of my professional life. Since graduating from high school and entering college, I have carried my interest for venture capital and entrepreneurship intomy studies and work experience. I've interned at a start-up incubator in Atlanta and a start-up and a venture capital fund in Silicon Valley.
JA was integral in sparking the professional interests I currently have. It is so inspiring to see the next generation of innovators participating in JA programs, and I am looking forward to being a part of their journey.