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I'm currently based in Atlanta, but have called many places home over the years. Thankfully, I've mastered the art of working remote, allowing me to embrace opportunities and new experiences whereever they may lead. 

Travel is a passion that has led me to all 7 continents and keeps me hopping on planes any chance I get. I visited Antarctica aboard a Russian research vessel, I've been cage-diving with great white sharks, and once slept in a Lahu hilltribe village hut in Thailand.  

I'm a coffee-dependent, list-obsessed entrepreneur with stories to last a lifetime. 

I often volunteer and speak in an effort to empower others. As an example, I've: 

  • gone to prison with Defy Ventures to coach EITs (entrepreneurs in training)
  • conducted a presentation for UCLA Anderson School of Management on pitching ideas confidently
  • coordinated goal setting and storytelling workshops for The Live Well Project 
  • coordinated a career training day for New Mom's Inc.
  • helped organize a Startup Weekend focused on women in tech
  • spoke to local NFTE students about entrepreneurship 
  • served as a volunteer and mentor for Chicago Tech Academy

I've also had the great honor of being recognized by and among incredible people and organizations such as: 

100 Women of Worth by WorthyWomen - a division of Startup DTLA, 2016
10 Women Impacting the Tech & Startup Scene in Chicago by Dough, 2014
100 Women of Inspiration by TCW: Today's Chicago Woman Magazine, 2014
Emerging Leader of Chicago by eWomenNetwork, 2012

Want to know more? Feel free to reach out.