I believe it is eminently possible for our economic system to provide for all aspects of the individual and society. Not only through financial stability, but also by engendering purpose in people's lives, promoting healthy lifestyles, and enabling individuals to pursue lives that are fully expressed. Business, finance, and philanthropy can, and should, work together to create opportunities for those who need it most.
My primary projects are A Whole Person Economy, Finance the Future, and IDEATE. A Whole Person Economy explores economics from the lens of values, ethics, and spirituality. Finance the Future is a consortium of climate finance experts working to drive significant amounts of capital to climate solutions. IDEATE is a Burning Man theme camp focused on promoting Burning Man culture and principles in the world. I recently completed an MBA at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School where I focused on market-based solutions to global challenges.
Previously, I worked at several leading social enterprise and impact investing organizations in the Bay Area, including The Impact Hub and Social Capital Markets (SOCAP). My time there focused on supporting early-stage social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and mission-driven companies to better achieve their goals. My experience is in taking burgeoning ideas and developing them into successful projects or companies. I thrive on collaboration and enjoy working with teams that are dynamic and outcome-driven.
Other life experiences include living for eight months as a volunteer at a yoga and health center in the Berkshires, starting a 16 person community house in Berkeley, leading environmental education trips throughout the United States, and traveling to 30+ countries.
In addition to the MBA, I hold a Bachelors in Music from Indiana University and a Masters in Environmental Management from UMUC .