I am an experienced consultant and advisor with experience across multiple domains and countries.
A pdf version of my resume can be downloaded here.
I can be reached on LinkedIn here.
My career began as an Analyst at Yext, where I helped grow the company from a small one-office technology company into a large public corporation. Throughout my time at Yext, I became an expert in direct marketing and also gained experience in affiliate marketing network development, financial planning, contract negotiation, front-end development, sales team performance analysis, and marketing operations. My holistic experience taught me how to integrate different parts of a growing company when resources are scarce and time is tight.
• Drove thousands of qualified leads every week by performing data analysis and conducting online marketing, including A/B tests, email marketing, paid search campaigns, and front-end development
• Prepared pro forma revenue projections by forecasting revenue from sales and marketing channels
• Saved over $500K/year by collaborating closely with legal, finance, strategy, and marketing departments to audit, catalog, and renegotiate dozens of affiliate marketing contracts
• Saved hundreds of hours of work by implementing Hubspot and other MarTech software
Rwanda Water Engineering and Sustainability Consulting
After Yext, I started a water engineering and sustainability consultancy, Aswanet, in Kigali, Rwanda. Aswanet was the first East African representative of the Inogen Alliance and worked with governments, nonprofits, and private clients in the hospitality, agriculture, education, and real estate industries. My work in Africa brought me to some of the most challenging business environments in the world, including the Eastern Congo and South Sudan, and provided me extensive insight into the on-the-ground challenges of doing business in the developing world.
• Provided world-class engineering and consulting services to African and Western clients by building and managing a multicultural team that combined local knowledge with international best practices
• Ensured project quality for 50+ clients by managing team members and completing site visits, technical projects, and community assessments in several countries in East and Central Africa
• Analyzed go-to-market feasibility in new regions by performing on-the-ground market assessments both in established markets and in unstable post-conflict states
• Verified compliance for global multinationals by researching environmental regulations, summarizing key points, and reporting findings to clients
• Guided capital investment decisions by completing water resource risk assessments for large projects
• Developed robust international partnerships by becoming the first East African Associate of the Inogen Alliance, a global alliance of environmental engineering and ESG consulting companies
National Academy of Engineering
I served on the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Engineering’s COVID-19 Call for Engineering Action, where I unified stakeholders across academia, the private sector, and government during the early stages of the pandemic to help identify and incubate technology to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Our team mobilized thousands of participants and dozens of volunteers within just a few weeks, and we worked with the White House, DARPA, BARDA, the State Department, and engineers in dozens of countries around the world.
• Supported rapid development and deployment of engineering innovations in response to COVID-19 by co-founding and leading an incubator within the National Academies
• Aligned stakeholders across the Academy, universities, the private sector, and Federal government by mapping their interests and capabilities and matching them with relevant needs within the incubator
• Built capacity by mentoring 30+ student and professional volunteers who screened over 700 ideas
I now work as an independent consultant specializing in technology commercialization. I’ve delivered fast and effective results for clients in different sectors and different countries. I also do some pro bono work for social enterprises that are working on important global issues.
I serve as the volunteer Chair of Industry and Alumni Relations for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. Our community of nearly 100 universities around the world provide unique interdisciplinary education to STEM students, and our founders were recently recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with their Bernard M. Gordon Prize. As an early alumnus of the Program and its first graduate to serve on the Executive Committee, I bring a unique perspective to the group’s leadership and am passionate about using my position to build multidisciplinary communities to solve society’s most pressing problems.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.
I graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 2012 with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Economics. I was one of the first members of the National Academies of Engineering’s premier Grand Challenge Scholars Program, where I explored the societal and cultural aspects of technology and joined a community of the world’s top engineering leaders.