(2017 McCourt Scholar)
Austin co-designed and launched China’s first nationwide social enterprise accelerator program and conducted large-scale survey research on Chinese social enterprises. He learned first-hand how difficult it is to operationalize and scale innovative ideas without first understanding the systems that he was trying to change. Austin earned his Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. At McCourt, he wants to acquire the skills to create and disseminate data collection and analysis tools for small organizations.