BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Urban Planning & Policy focus)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


Work History

Senior Project Manager - Implementation, Mayor's Office, City of Detroit

Detroit, MI

March 2019 to Present

Program Officer, New Economy Initiative, Community Foundation for SE Michigan

Detroit, MI

February 2017 to March 2019

Business Development and Growth Manager, Loveland Technologies

Detroit, MI

August 2015 to November 2016

Research Analyst, Air Liquide i-Lab

Paris, France

July 2014 to July 2015

Awards & Fellowships

Future Leaders Program, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2018

Nominated and chosen to attend Mackinac Policy Conference as one of 20 young professionals with emerging leadership skills in Detroit region

Venture for America Fellowship, Class of 2015

Selected as one of 122 Fellows out of 1,600 applicants for rigorous entrepreneurship fellowship program that places recent college graduates in emerging startup ecosystems

The Paul L. Busch (Class of 1958) Prize, 2014

Selected by faculty of MIT Civil & Environmental Engineering department; the award “recognizes an undergraduate student in Environmental Science and Engineering for academic achievement and contributions to the MIT Civil & Environmental Engineering community”

Public Speaking

"Lack of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs of Color”

Detroit Policy Conference, February 2019

NEIdeas Small Business Challenge Celebration Gala

New Economy Initiative, November 2017 and November 2018