About

I am a technical and data - driven Product Manager who enjoys solving people-centered problems. In my current role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) I help build personalized learning products that help students achieve the best outcomes for themselves.

Before CZI I was a Product Manager at Facebook focused on monetization, Android and advertiser growth and prior to that I led product development at one of Fast Company's 2015 Most Innovative Companies in the World (Sports), building a brand new product team from the ground - up. Products and features I have helped build have been used at leading companies and brands and touched millions of people around the world.

I started my career interning as a software engineer at a leading healthcare IT company and joined Teach For America after graduating college. I subsequently joined the New York City office of Deloitte Consulting working in Financial Services, Higher Education, Life Sciences and Healthcare.

While at Deloitte I founded the Deloitte Academy an education initiative that paired nearly 100 NYC students with Deloitte mentors with the goal of improving those students' post - secondary outcomes. Deloitte Academy has been recognized at Deloitte, including an appearance by CEO Jim Moffat at our event during Deloitte's Annual IMPACT Day. I was also featured in the Huffington Post and invited to speak at the Points of Light Conference in Washington D.C. based on the program's realized and potential impact.

I am a proud Cornell University alum and have a degree in government, economics and information science. While at Cornell, I won the John F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for Public Service (awarded to one graduating senior) and the Meinig Family Excellence in Leadership Award for superior demonstrated leadership.

I have several years of debate, public speaking and professional writing experience. I was the 2007 Missouri Policy Debate State Champion, 2007 3rd Place Extemporaneous Speaker, and qualified to the national tournament three times. In college I was a nationally qualifying speech and debate participant, including debating in the elimination rounds of the Cross - Examination Debate Association national tournament in my freshman year.

I am a published author, writing articles for the Bleacher Report and co-authoring a chapter in a Cambridge University Press book that was praised by Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Schelling.

I have also served as an advisor / board member of the following organizations: