Professional highlights

  • Extensive experience developing differentiated consumer-facing products, services, and experiences that create disruptive growth and strategic advantage for Fortune 500 and startup companies with an emphasis on fintech

  • Spent 4 years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where I advanced from Analyst, to Senior Associate (post-MBA level), and then to Engagement Manager in 2 years

  • Worked as a global leader at McKinsey with LUNAR, Veryday, and Digital McKinsey Experience Design to build a new design practice within McKinsey (McKinsey Design)

  • Pioneered innovative processes for bridging together insights from qualitative research (e.g., shop-alongs, ethnographies, usability testing) and quantitative research (e.g., surveys, segmentation, brand equity analyses, conjoint analyses for feature selection)

  • Deep experience teaching design thinking to global audiences both within and outside of McKinsey and Stanford’s d.school

  • Worked on the ground with the International Rescue Committee to stand up their Regional Innovation Hub in Amman, Jordan

  • Conducted projects for the Syrian Refugee Crisis related to social enterprise incubation, information flows for refugee communications, and creating a new communication device for refugees

  • Experience in finance at Oliver Wyman and JPMorgan Chase prior to my transition to innovation strategy

Education

  • Completed a Master’s degree in design and engineering with Stanford and the d.school (designimpact.stanford.edu)

  • Graduated from UPenn's Huntsman Program with a B.S. in Economics from Wharton (concentrations in finance and statistics) and B.A. in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences (with minors in French and mathematics)

  • Completed UX Design Certificate Program at the Pratt Institute

Other Facts

  • Spend ~10+ hours per week doing volunteering work with the YMCA as Program Director of a Regional Model UN Program that serves ~2,000 participants annually across NJ, MD, PA, DE, and NY

  • Avid traveler, policy junkie, and photographer, the last of which leads to many of the students I work with at the YMCA calling me their "stage mom"

  • Certified by the Paris Chamber of Commerce in French for business applications