What inspired you to make music and become Travis Karter:
Growing up, my older cousin Craig was one of my biggest role models. He was the most talented musician I ever knew, and I wanted to be like him. He passed away when I was 16, and since then I’ve viewed music as a way not only to make my voice heard, but to carry his on.
You were chosen to be on ProMazo’s list of Most Interesting Students for a reason. Do you have any advice for other students hoping to create their own success:
Follow your vision.
To me, the difference between those who are successful and those who are not is having the courage to act on your vision -- what you envision for yourself, and what you envision for the world.
You want to be a rapper? You can do it. Dancer? Cure cancer? You can do it. President of the United States? Address global poverty? The world is yours.
If you’re passionate about something and willing to work for it, there is nothing in this world that is out of your reach. The first step is to just reach for it.
“Come up with a witty quote, and they’ll remember your name forever.” - Anonymous
Biggest role models or inspirations:
I’ve recently launched a new Company: First Friday’s Group (aka 1FG) . We organize social events that seek to bridge socioeconomic gaps between urban populations. Through these events we also provide underprivileged youth and college students with avenues for creative expression and social exchange that they otherwise wouldn’t have.
My favorite food is Chicken Wings.
I have a passion for venture capitalism and entrepreneurship, but I’m equally passionate about understanding the legal frameworks behind them.
After I finish my Masters with Johns Hopkins, I hope to pursue my JD-MBA. It’s a combined program where I’ll be able to earn both my Law Degree and Masters of Business Degree.
I intend to use the education and platforms I gain from the JD-MBA program to lead a career of entrepreneurial expansionism -- whether that be in Business, Corporate Law, or even Tech.
Most importantly, with anything I do I want to do my part to move the world forward. I don’t believe in action without purpose, nor do I believe in action fueled solely by self-interest. I hope to continue finding unconventional solutions to the world’s most conventional problems. (And to eat chicken wings while doing it.)