humanitarian innovation | social impact investment


humanitarian innovation | social impact




about me.

I'm a Fulbright Scholar and former Community Educator now working at the forefront of innovation in the United Nations. I lead R&D for financial technology and inclusion products for refugees and displaced people. I'm now currently pursuing a career in impact investing and hope to lead a Foundation or Impact Investing Fund in 5-10 years. Find out more




My professional experience is pretty varied. I started working as an educator, and spent two years working as a professional artist. I then got into the administrative side of non-profit work and managed community education programs. After graduate school, I built up a number of experiences working in social enterprise and social innovation. Now I work in innovation at the UN, where I've been able to engage with displaced populations.


Bottom-up innovation workshop for refugees in uganda

designing a menstrual hygiene solution for zambian women 

mentoring micro-entrepreneurs in johannesburg

hosting co-creation workshop with refugees and designers in stockholm

speaking on a panel on innovative solutions for the european refugee crisis




I've built up a unique skill set over my 10+ years of professional experience. Working as an educator has given me training and workshop facilitation skills. As an impact storyteller I've gained skills in design, content creation, and strategic communications. But, I also have a right-brained side. I have significant program management and measurement skills, and I enjoy mentoring micro-entrepreneurs and local innovators in creating sustainable business models. 


program design & management


impact storytelling


business mentorship



training & Facilitation





let's connect.

As social impacting investing is a relatively emerging field, I'd like to connect with others who share my passion. If you'd like to stay in touch and get an occasional update from me by email, share your address below. I'm also on LinkedIn and Twitter and would love to connect there. 

Managing poverty is big business. Ending poverty is revolutionary.
— Anonymous