Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Leadership Fellows

Alicia Conway

Alicia Conway



My Background: I received my B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where I majored in Journalism and Mass Communications. After graduation, I spent three months living and learning Italian in Grado, Italy before settling in Boston and starting a six-year career at The Boston Globe's website, Boston.com where I worked as a web developer and coded the company's most recent redesign. I then moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where I volunteered for a social enterprise called Digital Divide Data, a multinational and trilingual organization providing socially responsible digitization and IT services. I worked as a Technical Consultant and Capacity builder for the launch of the company's two biggest IT projects of this year: a new intranet and external web site.

Career Path: I came to Kenan-Flagler to gain the tools to harness the power and efficiencies of traditional business to make exponentially larger change in the world. As a Kenan Institute Leadership Fellow, I plan to explore the role of educational programs in fostering economic development and effectiveness in North Carolina and beyond. After graduating from Kenan-Flagler, I plan to pursue a career at the intersection of business, government and the social sector. I hope to work for a multinational organization that focuses on developing communication and technical strategies that bridge the digital divide between developed and emerging markets as it relates to technology and global competitiveness.

Interests/Hobbies: From photographing friends' weddings to everyday people in far off places, I love to capture people and moments in photographs. I enjoy running slowly and biking fast. I first traveled outside of the US in 2000 and have since been to 14 countries … so I'm just getting started.