began her career working for the Human Rights Initiative, a nonprofit legal organization helping human rights abuse victims. Banks then moved to D Magazine
to pursue amore creative outlet in their in-house agency's marketing department. She started the blog "Succeed After College"
in 2010 after experiencing first-hand the challenges that young professionals and their overall demographic face while searching for both general and professional happiness. She was also struck by the lack of content that was available for this audience and decided to help. Banks is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.