Parker Owen Vige of Gonzales, Louisiana, graduated from East Ascension High School. On his gap year, Parker traveled to 56 different cities in 30 countries. He first taught English and computer literacy and worked as the financial director for the construction of an assembly hall in Uganda. Then he developed a national survey for an NGO in Hungary.
Parker is in his final year at UNC and is working towards a major in Global Studies with a concentration in Economics and French and an Entrepreneurship minor. He is a Tar Heel True and Buckley Public Service Scholar. Parker continued his global experiences with a year-long study abroad in Paris during his junior year and a semester-long program in London to complete the Shuford Entrepreneurship Program during his senior year. Parker is currently working as a psychoanalytic researcher and is looking to start a career in data strategy consulting.