Karyl Fowler graduated from Southwestern in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in English and Political Science. For a year after graduation, she managed a local start-up biotech company, DiFusion Technologies, Inc. where she was able to put her writing skills to use and developed a passion for innovation.  Karyl is now employed at the Austin Chamber of Commerce on the Economic Development Recruitment team, navigating local and state politics daily, while also pursuing her Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization at McCombs School of Business. Inspired by prominent women in politics at SU, she aims to replicate such presence as a young female entrepreneur or at least, play an active role in the Austin technology ecosystem.