Student Spotlight: Chance Murray


Meet one of our many remarkable Student Fellows, Chance Murray.

Chance has been at the Center since January of 2016. He hails from Utah but most recently called Arlington, Virginia, his home (before returning to his graduate studies).

Affiliation: MBA student, David Eccles School of Business, The University of Utah
Concentration: Finance & Strategy
Anticipated graduation: May 2017
Undergraduate degree: BA and Masters in Accounting from Utah State University

Why and how did you become involved with Sorenson Impact? 
Several professors at the David Eccles School of Business recommended I apply to the Center. I wanted real-life experiences in direct investing while I was going to school. Also, impact investing is a great balance between doing good and making money (to do more good). 

What is the most interesting project you've worked on at the Center?
One of our recent due diligence projects focused on mobile money (fintech) in Latin America. For most of my life I've had an affinity for Latin American culture, and this project gave me the opportunity to analyze how a company could improve financial access for millions of people.

What do you hope to do after graduation?
I want to build businesses, whether from the inside out or outside in.

What is a cause you're passionate about?
Women empowerment.

Do you have a favorite quote/personal philosophy?
Make money, help people, and have fun (my personal motto).

Who is your idol and why?
Right now, it's Adam Brown, a former Navy Seal and member of Seal Team Six. He's a recovered crack addict, father & husband, man of faith, daredevil, and the hardest working person you'll learn of in this decade. He was a gentle warrior, flipping back and forth seemingly at the flip of a switch.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Most people don't know that I'm deathly shy.

Tell us your hobbies.
Cycling, hunting, fishing, tennis; pretty much anything that entails 'outdoorsing.' Also, I love learning about American history.