I am an entrepreneur, technologist, writer and philanthropist who is passionate about people, products and building community. In 2014, I co-founded America On Tech, which is an early pipeline tech talent accelerator creating pathways for underrepresented students into technology and innovation. Our work has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, CNN and Huffington Post. AOT has been able to forge partnerships that reach students in all five boroughs of NYC. I wear many hats, but I am mainly responsible for guiding our vision and strategy. You can read our most recent annual report here.
I have presented and spoken to over 25 different audiences (e.g. TechCrunch, Google for Entrepreneurs, White House) and been named a Forbes 30 Under 30, Wells Fargo Millennial Activist, Ashoka / American Express Emerging Innovator, Pahara Institute Next-Gen Leader, Camelback Ventures Social Innovation Fellow and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. I am a member of the NationSwell Council and one of the ambassadors for the NCWIT and Televisa Foundation's TECHNOLOchicas initiative. I contribute to Huffington Post, Univision and LinkedIn. In my work, I have served as an advisor to 50+ early stage start-ups, small businesses and non-profits.
Prior to AOT, I worked as a technology consultant for global brands that include Accenture and Deloitte. I worked on digital projects for financial services organizations and federal agencies in New York and Washington D.C. My specialties are in product strategy, design and management. Also, I completed the JPMorganChase Global Enterprise Technology Leadership program and was recognized as a Deloitte Future Leaders Apprentice and a Morgan Stanley Emerging Leader. I graduated with degrees in Accounting and Information Technology from Syracuse University. Go orange!