What does a heart centered world look like?
I'm currently working towards about using my voice, experience, and empathy to advocate and social and political justice. Combining my background in tech with my personal history overcoming poverty, I feel an obligation to my local and national community to stand up for what is right, and for underrepresented and those less fortunate.
I’m also passionate about beautiful design, fluid user experiences, efficient teams, and shipping products. Though I graduated with a degree in Biology from UCSC in 2008, I quickly discovered that wireframes were far more interesting to me than mitosis. So I co-founded a graphic design studio, Parachute Creative, followed by Rally Up, a location-based mobile application and mobile dev shop. Rally Up was snatched up by AOL in 2010.
At AOL I held a variety of influential Product Management and Interaction Design roles. I focused on leading teams to build, test, and successfully launch mobile first and web products such as Editions, Play by AOL, Entrance, and Moviefone. My work has led to many awards and accolades, the least of which is "Best Laugh in All of Silicon Valley."
After 2.5 years at AOL, I left to join a startup Tomfoolery where I led Product building gorgeous mobile first applications that made work awesome. After 1 year, Yahoo acquired Tomfoolery, and I joined the Yahoo Mail team as a Product Manager working on special projects.
After a short time at Yahoo I moved from San Francisco to New York City and joined WeWork as Director of Product Management, where I helped grow their consumer products from supporting 15,000 users in the US to over 150,000 users across the globe in multiple languages. After 3 years of product at WeWork, I joined the Culture Team, developing strategic initiatives that help deepen WeWork employees' connections to the mission, to their team, and to how their individual work contributes to a greater purpose.
I'm now focusing on my passion project, Generator Collective, with the goals of reducing the political divide, lowering the barrier of entry to politics, and humanizing policy through storytelling.