Chemist, Economist & Innovator
As a chemist, I am a creator who compounds natural elements to solve real-world problems. I focus my analytical view on the world as an economist understanding how people navigate the market. Polishing those skills with my experience innovating fortune 500 enterprises at IBM, I can bridge the digital and physical worlds to create better networks of connectivity among people.
From research to sales, I have the unique skillset to take an idea from inception to revenue. By innovating highly-regulated industries, I have also gained a deep understanding of technology and policy. As we continue into a digital economy, policy will continue to be challenged, and I serve as a liaison between innovators and policymakers, building the infrastructure for innovation. I view data as an extension of self with human rights and privacy extending to our personal data.
As both a futurist and humanist, I am passionate about the future of work as an investment in people, giving them the skills for a solid career trajectory. Being a Fellow for Opportunity Hub, I focus on strategic partnerships and fundraising to create programs that train and develop the talent pipeline for a technically savvy workforce. I create digital content for Career Karma publication, evangelizing the future of work and education. I also have served as a sales & business development mentor to the Ascend2020 program, a technology startup and small business support ecosystem for minority-led companies in the Atlanta area.
Taking my love for people and applying it to creative outlets, I am a hospitality connoisseur who curates experiences through culinary arts, craft cocktails and travel. I help individuals create activities for both visitors and locals through Airbnb Experiences. You can register as a host here.