Alysha Haggerton

Finance & Consulting in Austin, Texas

I'm in Finance: currently in a Corporate Finance role with a F100 Healthcare Insurance company. Have worked as an independent consultant for startups, as well as part of a team with sell-side Private Equity for more mature ventures preparing for expansion or shopping for investors.

I'm a learner: educated in architecture and construction; extensive background in graphic design; currently learning to code mobile apps in my spare time.

I dig eating: from trucks, greasy diners, scientific instruments, high end kitchens, and my own kitchen - basically all of it.

I like adult beverages: especially involving gin & mezcal and elaborate dressings.

I'm into music: carrying earplugs in my purse for easy access is a necessity during live shows be they down the street or across the country.

I solve my own problems: from making my own skincare, to tailoring clothes, to repairing my car, building furniture, and most importantly building community.

I'm sometimes embarrassed: by how much time I've probably spent waiting for .GIFs to load on my phone; by how languid my training is between my monthly 5k runs; by how many pairs of "back-up shoes" I own to replace my favorite footwear upon sunset, by how many times I've eaten donuts for dinner.

I volunteer: with small business owners (peoplefund.org); with kids in the community; with public policy activists - more specifically I'm a charter board member and President of Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (http://www.atxfriends.org/). The overarching theme in my service is increasing access and representation in communities.