B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management, M.S. in Hospitality Management, M.B.A. in Finance, University of Houston.
Expertise & Research Interests
- Corporate Social Responsibility with an emphasis on Social and Environmental Justice
- Hotel Real Estate
- Hotel Finance
More than 15 years of commercial real estate experience; partner at Jade Hill Investments, a Houston-based commercial real estate private equity firm; prior to joining Jade Hill, served as a senior associate for the commercial real estate firm Jackson Cooksey, a sales executive at Delta Technology – an international agricultural commodity firm – and a consultant at Jones Lang LaSalle, Gemelos Investments, and Nevada Gold and Casinos; a Best Paper Award nominee at the 26th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism; author of several working papers on minority’s access to finance in the hospitality industry; serves as vice president of the Conrad N. Hilton College Alumni Association, advisory board member of Pima Medical Institute, and vice president of the Conrad N. Hilton College Doctoral Student Association.