I love making things.
I'm an entrepreneur and artist at heart. I thrive when I’m listening to people’s stories, uncovering the unexpected, and coming up with new ideas. But I don't stop with gathering insights - I'm even more excited about rolling up my sleeves so I can get to work building.
I started my first business when I was nine (a little store) and have been launching projects around the world since then.
These days I’m spending my days heading up new products focused on wellbeing in the Hatchery, AARP's innovation lab, where I lead up Confetti, a tech startup transforming how we celebrate milestones with the people who matter most. It's the best because I get to learn a lot from older ladies about living, aging, and what makes a good life.
What I bring
- Project management
- Visual communication
- Business modeling
- Product management
- Design research
- Ethnography and discovery
- User testing
- Insight generation
Where I've worked
Innovation Product Manager 2017 - present
The Hatchery @ AARP | Washington, DC, USA
Innovation Strategist 2014 - 2017
Population Services International | Washington, DC, USA
Founder 2016 - 2017
Claritas | Washington, DC, USA
Consultant 2013 - 2014
Dunia Social Innovation | London, UK
Social Impact Analyst 2013
Soko | Nairobi, Kenya
Co-Founder + Director of Marketing 2012 - 2013
thinkfresh | Edinburgh, Scotland
Marketing + Communications Fellow 2011- 2012
Women's Funding Network | San Francisco, USA
MSc in Management University of Edinburgh Business School
BA in Art + International Studies Davidson College
Service Design Immersive Cooper Design
Human Centered Design for Social Innovation IDEO + Acumen
Things I love
I host gatherings for local musicians, poets, and visual artists.
I lead a group of lady creatives in DC called Circle of Magic.
I adore cooking, especially when creating with ingredients from my local farm share.