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Pepperdine Caruso Law Online Graduate Ana Davis (MLS '21) Featured in The Business Journals (Chicago Inno) 25 Under 25

Pepperdine University Caruso Law Online graduate Ana Davis (MLS '21) is featured in The Business Journals: Chicago Inno 25 Under 25 feature on rising Chicago entrepreneurs. The publication profiles 25 rising Chicago entrepreneurs and technologists 25 and younger.

From 25 Under 25:

Whether it's a student entrepreneur balancing college courses and building a startup, a teenager in their bedroom learning to code, or a fresh college grad excelling in their new tech role, young people are contributing to Chicago's tech and startup industry in impactful ways.

To highlight some of Chicago's youngest entrepreneurs and technologists, Chicago Inno compiles a list each year of 25 promising and accomplished techies in the city's startup scene.

Davis said, "Having the privilege to attend Northwestern's Wildfire Pre-Accelerator Program and acquire my Master of Legal Studies with a Dispute Resolution concentration has without a doubt changed my life. While attending both programs was difficult, the curriculums went so well together. I was learning to better navigate difficult conversations in the Psychology of Conflict course while preparing to network with Chicago and Kansas City's most influential entrepreneurs, council men and women."

She continued, "I gained a deeper insight into decision making and cultural influences in the Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution course while facing the cultural barriers involved in investing in urban communities from both the outside investor and community member perspective. What I appreciate most from both universities is being taught by real professionals, presently excelling in their fields. To be able to couple Pepperdine's exceptional professors with Wildfire's mentorship workshops led by notable entrepreneurs such as Carter Cast, Lisa Sparrow, Kim Lewis, and Allison Gutterman was uniquely enriching."

Davis added, "Here at Pepperdine, we learn valuable skills that I have directly translated into how I connect with people, how I pursue my passions, and, as a by-product, make more money – all before graduation! Thus, to say I am merely grateful for the opportunities and skills both universities have provided me in the last year would be a vast understatement."

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