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I solve problems through business, design, and tech.


I’m a systems thinker, but no title captures the full heart of what I hope to do. A title may capture the form my work takes but it doesn’t capture its purpose. A title reveals where my talents and skills lie but it doesn’t explain why I choose to use them.

In my professional experience, I’ve designed the program for the Techstars Boston accelerator, built communities through Techstars Startup Programs, led operations and strategy at Trestles, a service design consultancy, shaped entrepreneurial experiences at HQ Raleigh, and created STEM curriculum at North Carolina State University. With a background in business, technology, and design I know how to tow the interdisciplinary line and evaluate systems anywhere I go. To quote Donella Meadows: “There are no separate systems. The world is a continuum. Where to draw a boundary around a system depends on the purpose of the discussion.”  


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Some selected accolades


Facebook F8 Hackathon Grand Prize Winner 2018

World Economic Forum Appointed Curator 2016

Hive Global Leaders Program 2016

OpenIDEO Featured Research 2016

General Assembly Selected for UXDI Immersive 2015

First Place Triangle Startup Weekend 2015

Starting Bloc Fellow 2014

NAFTA Funded Study Abroad Scholar 2010