August Hunter graduated from the Overlake School of Redmond, Washington in 2022.
She will continue her education at Harvard University next fall concentrating in Economics. She is involved in Impact Club as a Social Justice Leader, where she has spent six years curating programming for the Overlake Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly and advocating for inclusivity on campus through student engagements. August has taken initiative as a student leader of the Student Equity Council, where she focused on implementing student voices to facilitate effective DEI conversations amongst peers in pursuit of executing the strategic equity and inclusion plans. This year, she received the unique opportunity of designing a project week called “Ethnic Exploration and Eating” with Angela Lane and Seidy Idris, which was focused on ethnic studies and the cultural significance of food in the Seattle Area. As an African American female, she has established a safe space for Black students and faculty through her leadership in the Black Student Union to help strengthen and provide advocacy for the Black community on Overlake’s campus.
August carries her passion for soccer and entrepreneurship as the Co-founder and CEO of her sister soccer business, Smith and August Hunter Fútbol Training. Smith and August Hunter Fútbol Training began during the Covid-19 pandemic and has provided youth with technical training to improve their game and inspire players to grow a passion for soccer through hard work. She plans to pursue a career in the financial services industry and currently holds a position as an Equity Research Analyst Trainee at BLK Capital Management, a 100% Black-owned and student-run long/short equity hedge fund that strives to promote the financial education of talented Black students across the nation. Additionally, August holds an interest in the medical humanities and held a position as a Co-facilitator for the Narrative Medicine and Health Equity Reading Group, which sought to illuminate the historical and sociological factors informing the health disparities unveiled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The reading group eventually shifted to speaker series that included fiction writers, historians, and memoirists, Ron Chew, Edwidge Danticat, Chris Hoke, Mitchell Jackson, Kiese Laymon, Dimitry Elia Léger, and Susan Reverby.