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HYPE Presents: 35 Under 35—Austin Morgan

KFCOur People, Social ImpactKyndall H.February 24, 2021

HYPE (Hungry Young Professionals Engaging) is an ERG based at our Louisville, Kentucky campus. They recently launched their 35 under 35 campaign which aims to highlight 35 young professionals from now until the end of the year who are making a difference in our company and practicing allyship. Learn more about Austin, Quality Assurance Analyst for KFC US, below:

Austin Morgan

What is a recent achievement you wish to share?

The biggest thing that comes to mind is making it out of 2020. I know most can relate, but being hours away from my family and not being able to physically see them for almost a year in quarantine was truly a test of faith.

How are you an ally/practicing allyship for an underrepresented community?

As a co-lead for Yum's diversity BRG, UNITE, I get the opportunity to support various cultures and ensure underrepresented minorities feel seen and heard!

Who is an influential leader for you (outside of Yum/brand) and why?

Oprah Winfrey. Oprah came from nothing and became a major success. However, the major reason is that she continues to give back and create resources to all those who are less fortunate to have resources she did not growing up. She actively works to break the cycle of generational curses in the African American community.

Tell us something about yourself you would love to share

I grew up traveling the world touring with a boys’ choir. These experiences cultivated my love for diverse cuisine and people alike!

What is your favorite menu item from any of our brands (it's ok if it's not your brand)

The new spicy chicken sandwich became my favorite the first time I tasted it. LOVE AT FIRST BITE!

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