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Hello! I created this space to share my thoughts and experiences. It is part personal and part professional – a reflection of how I live my life. When your work and passions intersect, well, it’s hard not blur the lines a bit.

My life and career have largely been highlighted by rich international experiences. From an early age, my parents instilled the values of exploration, diversity and empathy – the ability to see the world from another’s perspective. After a school trip in 2003 to Costa Rica, which included a home stay with a local family, I was hooked. Since then, the ability to travel and experience new cultures have largely been the barometers with which I evaluate life decisions. 

Through my work, I have developed a passion for the powerful change that happens when values-based companies scale in the emerging markets and create sustainable opportunities for the people living within them. In the future, I hope to start an impact investing fund that specializes in emerging/frontier markets, and that includes sustainable community impact and quality of leadership as part of its investment thesis.  

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speaking

My public speaking focuses on the personal growth that comes from intentionally placing oneself in uncomfortable environments, and how this can help us lead bravely in today’s ever-changing world. 

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traveling

I have traveled to 36 countries, lived in South Africa and India, and worked on five continents. Recently, I completed a 30xThirty goal that I set when I was 18 years old and had only been to three countries. 

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writing

In my monthly blog, For What It's Worth, I offer a unique and unfiltered perspective on a variety of topics of interest to me including business, finance, innovation, and development in emerging markets.