There are “two pieces to the puzzle: Mobilizing those voters, and finding the candidates out of that group,” as Christina Bejarano, PhD, a political scientist at Texas Woman’s University, put it in the recent FiveThirtyEight article, "Women of Color Were Shut Out of Congress For Decades. Now They're Transforming It."
Vertical Capital Income Fund (VCIF) and Oakline Advisors, LLC, adviser to the Fund, announced today that the Fund's Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Treasurer and Portfolio Manager has announced his retirement effective today. Oakline's Senior Vice President Katherine Hawkins will assume the role of Portfolio Manager and Oakline's Vice President/Senior Controller.
Hawkins began her career with a Dallas investment bank developing a RMBS and whole loan trading desk which purchased over $5 billion in product during her tenure. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Texas Woman's University.
TWU sociology alumna Andrea Laurent-Simpson (Ph.D. '16) was quoted in a recent Quartz article, titled "How America's love for its cats and dogs built the pet industrial comples."
“In the interviews I have done, no one says ‘I think of my cat or dog as a human child,’ but their behavior says otherwise,” said Laurent-Simpson, who is a professor of sociology at Southern Methodist University and author of the forthcoming book Just Like Family: How Companion Animals Joined the Household.