Donovan Walker

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After graduating from San Francisco State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies, I applied to the Peace Corps and began working as a retail sales associate with Ed Hardy in the interim. Within six months, I was promoted to Assistant Manager and shortly thereafter, was recruited to serve as the Store Manager responsible for launching a new location. After several years with Ed Hardy, my life-long goal of serving in the Peace Corps became a reality, and though I was advancing quickly within management, my passion for becoming a global citizen could not be deterred. I relocated to South Africa, where I developed and implemented awareness campaigns regarding children’s rights, HIV/AIDS, and drug abuse. My passion for travel and global competency then led me to South Korea, where I worked as an English Instructor with Chungdahm Learning, the highest ranked private academy in Daegu. Following this role, I decided to gain more worldly experience by traveling throughout Southeast Asia, South America, and Australia, on my own. When I moved back to the United States I then applied to business school and here I am!

I did not gain all these diverse experiences to work for someone else’s dream. I seek and create opportunities for myself, so I can live my best life. I am extremely driven, not afraid to take risks, not unfamiliar with failure, very flexible, and full of passion. These attributes led me to the Wisconsin School of Business and more specifically to the Fellowship in Enterprise Development program.