Austin was recognized as one of the “top 40 under 40” in Washington Life magazine for his leadership as Executive Director of the Youth Engagement Fund where he raised and moved millions of dollars to empower marginalized youth and emerging leaders. Today, Austin continues to mentor several immigrants, Black, Indigenous, and other young entrepreneurs and activists of color. He graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington D.C. and earned his MBA from Duke University at the Fuqua School of Business.