Scholar Profiles

The CREW Network Foundation scholarship program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. Many of our scholars who have launched their CRE careers have graciously agreed to share their stories and successes in this profile series.

CREW Network and its Foundation have given $760,000 to 106 female students, in 30 states/provinces at 69 universities.

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Julie MarkhamMeet Julie Markham, vice president of operations and finance at Unreasonable

Julie says she first became interested in real estate investing in the seventh grade when she read Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kioysaki.

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Meet Jewelle Kennedy, a development associate at AvalonBay Communities

Jewelle says the internship helped her identify areas she wanted to strengthen and allowed her to expand her knowledge in real estate financing.

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Meet Sara Jane Cardenas, a credit analyst at US Bank

Sara Jane Cardenas says her 2015 Foundation scholarship taught her about the industry and allowed her to make connections all over the country.

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Meet Taylor Phaneuf, an account manager at Convene

What did 2012 Foundation scholar Taylor Phaneuf learn from her CREW experience? "It has shown me that women are unstoppable in their careers," she says.

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Meet Cornelia Le, a valuation analyst at Deloitte

Read why Cornelia Le considers her 2013 Foundation scholarship an invaluable "foot in the door" to the commercial real estate industry.

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Meet Parul Amin, an assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Hear how the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace impacted the life of 2009 Foundation scholar Parul Amin.

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Meet Hannah Jacobus, a senior transaction manager at CBRE

Read how 2010 Foundation scholar Hannah Jacobus turned her internship into a career.


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Meet Abby Hall, a commercial account associate at Chicago Title Insurance Company

Read how this second-generation CRE professional got from Atlanta, Ga., to Chicago, Ill.

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Meet Jenna Stoeltje, a development associate at Weston Urban, San Antonio

Hear how the scholarship and related experiences impacted 2015 Foundation scholar Jenna Stoeltje.

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Meet Midori Wong, pursuing Masters in Real Estate Development at MIT

Learn how 2016 Foundation scholar and lifelong Californian Midori Wong is putting the Network to work for her.

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Meet Hanna Oimoen, a scholar whose career was propelled by the Network

Hear why 2014 Foundation scholar Hanna Oimoen touts the CREW Network Foundation scholarship program as "much more than a monetary scholarship."

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Meet Auja Little, a Texas native turned D.C. portfolio manager 

From her hometown in Dallas, Texas, to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, to senior real estate analyst at Washington REIT in Washington D.C... read how CREW has impacted the career of 2014 Foundation scholar Auja Little.

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