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  • Oklahoma State ( May-2019 )
  • Stillwater, OK, USA

About (Summary)

I am currently a PhD student in Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. My current research interests are economic development in developing countries and internal corporate venturing. I currently work with Opportunity International Nicaragua building their entrepreneurship and tourism curriculum. I have visited Nicaragua several times where I taught classes and built partnerships with local hotels for student training. I also work part time as the Special Project Manager at a small tech company. My duties include creating new innovative software for the real estate and construction industry and market analysis of said industries. We recently launched our first software product and had our first sales this summer.


Oklahoma State University
2015 to 2019
Oklahoma State University
Master of Business Administration
2011 to 2013

Your Major


Language Proficiency

Chinese (Simplified)

Honors and Awards

2014 School of Entrepreneurship Pitch & Poster Competition, People’s Choice Award
A friend and I developed software that builds interactive floorplans. The floorplans allow for greater precision in specifications as well as the ability to add voice, video, and picture descriptors. We were voted as the best new business idea.
2014 OSU Classic Bodybuilding Competition, Middleweight Champion
I dropped 60 pounds and won the middleweight division.
2011-2013 Ed & Norma Leslie Scholar
The Ed & Norma Leslie Scholar is awarded to a MBA student who had an outstanding GPA and record of community involvement.
2013 Mr. OSU – OSU Classic Bodybuilding Competition, Lightweight and Overall Champion
I was crowned the overall bodybuilding champion at the schools premier bodybuilding show.
MBA Case Study, 1st Place winner
Our team were the overall winners of the Spears School of Business case competition
Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship Scholar
Was selected as one of sixteen graduate students across OSU as a CIE Scholar.
Academic All-American - Wrestling
During my undergraduate career I wrestled at Oklahoma State, and our team won 2 NCAA Div. I Championships

Grad School Interests

I am interested mentoring undergraduate entrepreneurship students on business start-ups and career development. I also enjoy attending conference, because they allow me to meet with others who have a passion for entrepreneurship. Another benefit of graduate school is the ability to work with professors who are heavily involved in outreach initiatives. Currently our outreach center is working with underprivileged communities in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ecuador.

Intended Job Path

My career goals are to be a researching faculty member at university similar to Oklahoma State University. I also plan to be heavily involved in outreach programs that promote economic development. Since I am passionate about entrepreneurship, I would like to create my own non-profit that specializes in micro-loans and economic development in regions such as Central America.

Job Experience

Special Projects Manager
Beardon Services, Inc
October, 2013 to December, 2015


Curriculum & Entrepreneurship Consultant
Opportunity International - Nicaragua
April, 2014 to December, 2015
Teacher to Belize students.
Lost Creek UMC
June, 2011 to July, 2011
Teacher to Belize students.
Lost Creek UMC
June, 2012 to July, 2012


I enjoy bodybuilding and collegiate wresting. I also love traveling as much as possible and learning about different cultures. I also have two dogs. Uschi is my German shepherd and Dartannion is my Chihuahua. I also have two cats, Kirk and Lula May. Uschi and Lula May were adopted from the local animal shelter.


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