Position: Divisional Planning
I am passionate about financial literacy, youth advocacy, and diversity. I try, as much as possible, to ensure that my passions are integrated with the work I do both at Vanguard and in the Charlotte Community.
I have been at Vanguard for 5 years. In my current role, I lead strategic and business planning for the organization’s largest division. I started at the company through a leadership development program. Since that time, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work directly with high net worth clients and lead teams of investment professionals.
Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering and civic engagement. I give back most in the community as a member of the United Way LINC Council, which works to engage 30 and under early career professionals in the Charlotte community.
In my downtime, I love an occasional (well, more than occasional) nap, Netflix binge, and cycling class.
My most memorable moment volunteering actually happened nearly 10 years ago. For two years in a row, I was a camp counselor for a program called Camp Sunshine in Montgomery, Alabama. This week long camp was designed for at-risk young girls, and provided them with an opportunity to grow in their self-confidence and gain experiences they had not had before. It’s the most memorable because it was what inspired me to continue a life of civic engagement.
I believe I contribute to the community through the LINC Council by providing opportunities for young professionals to understand the challenges we face in the Charlotte community. I would love to do more in ensuring that people from even the most privileged and blessed walks of life understand what others are experiencing and how access to information and education is a huge part of economic mobility and prosperity.
Outside of volunteering and working, I enjoy cycling, Netflix, and sleeping. I have recently become intrigued with the idea of living a simpler life, so I have been researching concepts such as minimalism and mindfulness. I’m not sure it’ll quite stick with me, but we’ll see.
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them”.
In 5 years, I hope to have more responsibility in my career and civic engagement activities.
I have not made a bucket list, but I am currently in the process of creating a “30 before 30” list. One of the things on that list is to spend a week-long vacation in solitude (still working on the place).
I got my passport last year and have yet to use it. Another thing to add to my 30 before 30!
I have a terrible sense of direction.
My mom - I admire her strength and perseverance.
For leisure, the last book I read was “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriaty.
The Accountant starring Ben Affleck.
I went to the Bad Boys Reunion Tour when they came to Charlotte. They brought DMX as a special guest. So much fun!