Austin graduated from Clemson University in 2015 where he received his B.A. in Biology and commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer in the Army National Guard. Following graduation, he completed two internships in Washington, D.C. before heading to Fort Huachuca for officer training. After completing his training, Austin joined the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade based in Raleigh, NC where he serves as an Assistant Brigade Intelligence Officer. From 2017 to 2018, Austin deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Outside of the National Guard, he worked at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors as an Investment Research Associate and will conduct a Pre-MBA internship at a Search Fund prior to starting school. Austin lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and will be pursuing his MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as a member of the class of 2021.