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Meet Our Class of 2018 Fellows: Evan Covington

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Evan is originally from Houston, TX and hails from a family of five. He graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with an A.B. in East Asian Studies and relocated to San Francisco later that year to start his career in the technology industry. During his time in San Francisco, Evan had the opportunity to work in the large enterprise and startup space before applying to business school. He joined the University of Virginia Darden Class of 2020 as a Consortium Fellow and ROMBA fellow and is exploring returning to the technology industry after graduation. Evan is a lover of late night karaoke, exotic teas, beagles, classical music and volunteering in the LGBT and African-American communities.

What made you consider business school?

I decided to consider business school so that I could elevate my problem solving abilities, gain more international perspectives to management, and also to make a career transition.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?

I am most excited about the chance to meet so many talented and driven professionals from different industries and geographies. This is a foundation element of the business school experience, and I'm looking forward to learning how to develop new ways of seeing the world and business challenges by learning from my classmates.

Who are some leaders (in the LGBT community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?

Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama, John Lewis, David Drummond, Jim Obergefell

What's one thing everyone should know about you?

I generally have a very hearty laugh that can be heard from miles away (metaphorically speaking of course). Other people frequently cite it as one of my most memorable attributes.