Rollins was born and raised in The Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, NV. His first taste of the venture and tech ecosystem came during his time at Stanford. Rollins graduated with a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering as well as a M.A. in Communication with his thesis centering around Virtual Reality’s impact on one’s empathy as a part of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab.
While at Stanford, Rollins represented the Cardinal as a two sport athlete, was the chairman of the Pac 12’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee and represented Student Athlete’s Name, Image and Likeness rights nationally in Washington, DC ,at the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
After a short stint in the Canadian Football League, Rollins started his professional career at T3 Advisors, as a part of the west coast emerging technology and venture capital team. In just over three years, Rollins became a top performer which earned him the opportunity to expand T3’s presence in New York City. While leading the NYC team, Rollins became T3’s Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) where he established an internal DEI Committee, developed novel recruiting and hiring processes as well as a systematic goal method that led to tangible social and economic impact for the firm.
Throughout his journey, Rollins aims to use his blessings to be a blessing in his community. Rollins is a proud board member of BUILD.org where he has the privilege to use the power of entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of under-estimated youth. Rollins is the 2021 Star Volunteer Award winner of the first ever CoreNet NYC DEI committee, where he helps lead the effort to increase DEI initiatives across the commercial real estate industry. Rollins is an active mentor for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals with Hustle 2.0 as well as black undergraduate students with The Takeoff Institute. Rollins is also a regular guest lecturer for Stanford’s Technology Entrepreneurship students and a mental health advocate with Lifeisworthit.org.