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I am Managing Partner of the design and innovation consultancy Innospace Labs.

I have worn many hats throughout my career. I am an engineer, social entrepreneur, product designer, and startup advisor, mentoring multiple startups; a Starting Bloc Fellow, Sandbox Member, Chicago Ambassador, ThinkImpact Fellow Selectee, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. I was honored to participate in The Impact Engine and Acumen + Chicago Accelerator. I was named Engineers Without Borders emerging leader of the year and I was voted people’s choice winner for energy by the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.

What Excites me?

Building things. I am interested in the critical nexus between global development and economic solidarity and in the role of technology and policy to mitigate its environmental and socio-economic impacts, with a focus on developing countries.

Before founding Innospace Labs, I invented a handheld power plant and built a business in East Africa. I was a research engineer and product manager at Engineers Without Borders where I researched and built products around the energy requirements of electricity generation. I also worked in the R&D Division of Caterpillar Inc. and iCATIS Mexico, a leading company focused on sustainable living and research in the areas of energy, water, sanitation, agriculture and construction from local materials in the region.

Full CV available upon request.

2021 —
Sr. Product Designer

MIT, DATA to ai lab

Boston, Massachusetts

Sr. Product Manager

Amplify ai

Chicago, Illinois

Product Design Mentor

Design Lab

Atlanta, Georgia

Managing Partner

Innospace Labs

Chicago, Illinois & Atlanta, Georgia

Visiting UI/UX Researcher

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Chief Executive Officer


Nairobi, Kenya


"Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach."

Since 2015, I have mentored over 500 students. If you would like to be mentored by me, feel free to book a session by following the link below.

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A few of my past students and where they work.


How can I help? Send me a message. I would love
to connect.


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