I design and build social infrastructure for long-term, sustainable power shifts. Thank you for visiting my extended resume.
2018 - 2020
InclusionVentures is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultancy with clients like Twitter, Salesforce, World Economic Forum, the Omidyar Network, adidas, and some of the world’s largest global philanthropic organizations. Like most of the DEI industry, they’ve traditionally focused on organizational culture and hiring practices.
But companies are not moving fast enough to resolve gender and racial inequity internally, resulting in tangible societal consequences externally. Driven by my desire to create scalable backdoor solutions that maneuver around the lack of action, I felt InclusionVentures was uniquely positioned within big tech, and approached them about how we might work together to build quicker and more responsive bias mitigation measures directly into the product cycle.
RSA // London, UK
Global Fellowship Council
RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is a global network of 30,000 Fellows committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Former Fellows include Stephen Hawking, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and Benjamin Franklin.
I am honored to serve as a Fellow and Washington DC Ambassador, and have been selected to represent the U.S. on the Global Fellowship Council. In this capacity, I regularly convene and facilitate key multi-stakeholder conversations, identify and develop relationships for aligned opportunities towards shared goals, and drive strategic alliances that connect local, national, and global interests.
I also contribute to building a more inclusive society in other roles within the broader social innovation ecosystem by participating in forums and providing advisory and strategic support to socially-minded ventures.
2015 - 2018
Tabletribes // DC
Tabletribes was a digital community building platform that connected people across silos for offline face-to-face conversations.
Results: 40,000 unique, curated, in-person social collision opportunities across Washington DC, and more than 2 million social collision opportunities total.
The creation of Tabletribes was driven by my desire to build a sustainable, network-driven tech solution that could scale the mechanics of empathy building.
2011 - 2014
Xuntora Labs was a research-driven design initiative dedicated to building community-facing solutions that scale empathy.
Life before 2011
In a prior life, I briefly dabbled in fashion, media, public relations, and ad agencies in New York and London. This period was devoid of meaning and purpose, but I learned a lot about how power relationships construct reality and shape perceptions.
Companies include: W Magazine, Nadine Johnson PR (i.e. Prada, Harper’s Bazaar, Page Six, The Standard Hotel), JWT London, Johannes Leonardo NYC.
In hindsight, it’s clear that I’ve always sought to understand society from multiple perspectives by learning and practicing different forms of creation. My background in the humanities and communications taught me how to analyze the artifacts of civilization. A design education gave me the tools to reverse-engineer them.