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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.
Chicago, Illinois & Atlanta, Georgia