I studied public policy. It takes economic principles and uses them to determine how different policies will affect the economy as a whole. I’ve always been really interested in policy so this has been perfect for me.
Q: What have you been up to since graduation?
A: I graduated in June, and my wife and I are headed to Dallas to do strategy consulting for Accenture. I interned with them over the summer and it was an amazing experience. Next, I plan to go to business school.
Q: What did your ENF scholarship mean to you?
A: It’s definitely a lot more than just the financial help, that’s for sure. The whole experience was a turning point in my life.
Q: What was your favorite memory from attending the Elks Convention?
A: Click here to watch a video of Robert discussing his favorite memories from the Elks Convention.
Q: What does being an Elks scholar mean to you?
A: There’s definitely a connection when you meet someone else who is an Elks scholar. There’s this immediate connection, even if you don’t know the person, you understand we’re a lot alike, we see eye-to-eye.
Q: What advice do you have for other Elks scholars?
A: Don’t be afraid to take chances or not take a class because you think it might be too difficult. I’ve taken some totally random classes and they’ve completely changed the course of my education. College is more than ever a time to explore. If you try to play it safe you miss out on a lot of opportunities.
Q: What is an interesting fact about you that most people would find surprising or unexpected?
A: I love wakeboarding and snowboarding. Those are my two passions.