I'm equal parts thinker and do-er, and have worked on launching and managing specific partnerships and initiatives for good as well as research and strategy for overarching impact programs.

My approach to change-making is grounded in pragmatic idealism: While I have firmly-held ideas about what the world should look like, I work in the realm of what's possible—in the near-term and given any resource or cultural constraints.

Here are a few examples of projects I am excited to have contributed to:

  • Away x Peace Direct, a partnership between D2C startup Away and nonprofit Peace Direct. (Press: Forbes, Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

  • UpEffect Impact Assesments, reports evaluating achieved impact (and potential for future impact) for social enterprises that have raised money via the UpEffect crowdfunding and support platform.

  • Sephora Accelerate, a program that supports female entrepreneurs and aims to build an ecosystem or more than 50 women-led beauty businesses with a social impact by 2020. (Press: FastCompany)

  • North Carolina Traffic Stop Research, a statistical research project focused on disparities in how racial groups are treated by the police that prompted a wave of reforms across the state of North Carolina (Press: The New York Times (1) (2); Book: Suspect Citizens)