“The Taproot Foundation drives social change by leading, mobilizing, and engaging professionals in pro bono service,” Dixon explained. “I have spent my time tracking requests from organizations with help for dealing with COVID-19-related problems and analyzing marketing data to provide information on how to reach people most effectively.”

The Kemper Scholars Program, which was active for 72 years before closing to new Scholars in 2020, helps high-potential college students acquire the practical and professional skills needed to successfully launch business careers. The Scholar experience includes two summer internships as well as mentoring, professional development, and funding for school. Dixon is one of three current Kemper Scholars at Southwestern, in addition to Madison Mintline-Wisniewski ’22 and Jayden Hughes ’21.

“One of my most valuable professional development experiences through Kemper is the one-on-one career advice and mentoring,” Dixon added. “I have gained a great deal of insight about myself and where I would like to go in the future through this experience.”