Please visit my resume page for a snapshot of my career and MBA education. I am an energetic, relationship-oriented professional with over 10 years of project consulting, program administration and management experience. I am driven by a passion for global change through market-based solutions that catalyze social and economic development.
My philosophical approach to work rests on the understanding that in order for measurable change to take place towards resolving global issues such as the risks of poverty including rising income disparities and unemployment, health care access, water scarcity, natural resource management and environmental degradation, we must understand a region’s context where we want to support change. That means intimately understanding economic, political and cultural dynamics as a precursor to development initiatives. Too often donor countries and organizations work to supplant existing systems with ‘models’ that have proven successful elsewhere. But change rests in the hands of people, not models.
While my formal MBA
education focused on the creation of social enterprises, my international
field experience has further advanced my understanding of the vital importance of
understanding entrepreneurship at-large in diverse settings. I have not only witnessed, but experienced the interplay of culture and business in shaping the value of entrepreneurship in different countries at different stages of social and economic 'development'.
I believe in living and working passionately; I believe in the potential of every person and in the beauty of change, it's challenges and rewards. My expectations for a full life are high and I seek to fulfill them with integrity and intent every step of the way.