Q&A with Kelly Franson, D’Evelyn High School grad

Posted 5/15/18

I served as president of National Honor Society while dividing time between Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M, Mu Alpha Theta, and Girls Mentoring. I’m an avid mock trialer, and explored my law …

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Q&A with Kelly Franson, D’Evelyn High School grad

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I served as president of National Honor Society while dividing time between Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M, Mu Alpha Theta, and Girls Mentoring. I’m an avid mock trialer, and explored my law interests by interning at the Lakewood Municipal Courts and volunteering as an attorney at its Teen Court.

I play tennis and am a classical pianist who shares my love of music with others through benefit concerts. I’m interested in finance, and interned at Northwestern Mutual.

After high school plans?

I will attend UC Berkeley to study business and computer science. This summer I will work as a fellow for the Impact Finance Center as well as return to work at Northwestern Mutual.

What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why?

To me, the world of business means more than the methodical exchange of goods. It’s a constantly evolving, forward-thinking, competitive world that I’m driven to enter. Having immersed myself in the glorious international cities of New York City, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, I am left craving ways to expand such positive business ideals globally, specifically in the finance world.

Perhaps I may find myself in the future managing assets for foreign bank clients, helping international entrepreneurs understand foreign markets, or simply connecting with local and global investors alike.

What do you hope to accomplish in life?

I hope to use the most valuable asset — time — wisely, whether it be time with loved ones or time to pursue the causes I am passionate about. I seek to learn constantly, experience deeply, and engage meaningfully with diverse communities.

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