WHO I AM
From corporate board rooms to rural villages, I'm all about breaking down silos (and comfort zones), curating diverse thinkers to work together across disciplines, industries, and cultures.
Early in my career, my endless curiosity led me to pursue journalism, and I became the youngest person in the White House Press Briefing Room as a 19-year-old broadcasting intern. I truly felt the power of young people (including myself) to make change. When I was 24, as media started to become more democratized, I co-founded an organization teaching documentary filmmaking to young people in disadvantaged communities. This is where I conquered a fear of failing, cultivating a bias toward action that would positively impact many lives around the world.
I also realized I was not only built for entrepreneurship, I was even better at finding and supporting the best entrepreneurs and innovators across the world who are using technology, design, and new business models to solve the world's problems.
This became my focus as Global Partnerships Manager of the Nike Foundation, where I helped create large-scale initiatives to support innovation, mobile technology and entrepreneurship that would move the needle for the 250 million girls living in poverty.
Now in a leadership role for the Census, one of the largest mobilizations in the U.S., as well as a speaker, writer, and a relationship-builder, I’m proud of the breadth and impact of my work, including:
Building new pathways toward a complete and accurate count for the Decennial Census -- the constitutionally-mandated count of every U.S. resident that determines Congressional apportionment and redistricting, directs approximately $700B annually in Federal funding, and provides data upon which countless business, economic, civic, philanthropic, and legal decisions are based
Founding Incúbate, one of the first innovation exchanges between Cuban and American entrepreneurs, creatives, and business executives
Investing in mobility and future transportation startups for the Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator
Leading an organization training citizen journalists in war zones, and scaling it across multiple continents
Speaking at places like SXSW, the Do Lectures, Concordia Summit, George Washington University, and designmatters, and advising many organizations and startups
Earning fellowships with Bloomberg Businessweek and The Coaching Fellowship