I’m from a suburb, called Shaker Heights, outside of Cleveland Ohio. I graduated from Michigan State University with a major in Comparative Cultures and Politics, a minor in Women and Gender Studies and specialization in African American and African Studies.
My professional background prior to business school was in government and politics. Most recently I worked in the Government of Canada’s consulate in Silicon Valley. I ran their digital tech accelerator program, helping Canadian start-ups expand globally through business development and venture capital raising. During my time there, our office added social impact to the industries we covered. I helped organize sponsorship for San Francisco’s Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conference and learned more about the companies in that space.
When I came to Owen for my MBA I sought out the Turner Family Center as a first year board member based on my growing interests in the social impact sector. I was selected to participate in the MBA Impact Investing Network and Training program as part of the TFC as well, where I gained academic knowledge and practical experience in the industry.
I’m excited to be the Impact Investing chair this year for the TFC, to use my knowledge to equip others with the learnings I’ve gained and expand my expertise in the field of impact investing.