A native of Virginia Beach, Missy Jenkins graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in history and earned her MBA at the Darden School of Business. Prior to business school, Missy spent several years teaching at an English boarding school with the Center for Undergraduate Excellence's UK Fellows Program and two years working in the reunions and class activities department at the UVA Alumni Association. While a Darden student, Missy interned at the National Basketball Association, served as president of the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Club, and was selected by her peers to represent the residential MBA program as graduation speaker. She now works as a business development analyst at Monumental Sports & Entertainment in Washington, D.C..