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Austin Prentice graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2012 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Biology. While at SMU, Austin became involved with many aspects of campus life, student affairs and public service. He was elected Student Body President, appointed to the Board of Trustees – Student Affairs Committee, and awarded a grant to research health literacy in North Texas. Upon graduation, Austin was honored with the “M Award,” the most highly prized recognition bestowed upon students.

Following graduation, Austin moved to Boston, MA to work on the Mitt Romney for President campaign. After the campaign concluded, Austin accepted a job in Houston, TX with Citi as an investment banking analyst, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets activities, and other strategic transactions across multiple verticals in the oil and gas industry. Austin then joined Blue Sage Capital, a middle market private equity fund in Austin, TX, as an associate assisting with the team’s investment efforts by evaluating new investment opportunities and managing existing portfolio companies.

Austin is currently a member at Providence Church, and actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas and the SMU Alumni Association.

Austin attributes much of his personal growth and development to the time he spent at Westside. The academic rigor and support system allowed Austin to develop the necessary fundamentals needed for continued educational, professional, and spiritual growth. While at Westside, Austin competed in multiple varsity sports, including cross country, basketball, and golf. He considers the time spent with teammates traveling around the state to be some of his fondest memories.