PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

 

2018 - Present

CEO & CO-FOUNDER, ENLIGHT INSTITUTE

NEW YORK

Data-driven skill development for the renewable energy industry through vocational trainings, job placements & skill assessments.

2015 - 2019

CO-FOUNDER, VILLAGE ENERGY

KAMPALA

Last-mile solar distribution in rural Uganda, with a focus on productive use of energy: custom solar installations for SMEs, agriculture, and community institutes.

2010 - 2015

ACCOUNT / AGENCY STRATEGIST, GOOGLE

SAN FRANCISCO

Individual support for over 1000 businesses and 30+ agencies on their AdWords and digital marketing. Managed a book of close to $90M in annual spend, and successfully piloted / launched a integrated customer service support model for agencies with SMB clients that has now been scaled globally.

2011 - 2014

SR TEAM MEMBER, GOOGLE ONLINE MARKETING CHALLENGE

SAN FRANCISCO

Co-ran global academic competition with >10,000 university students/professors to learn marketing skills through setting up a real-life AdWords campaign.

2009 - 2010

CORPS MEMBER, CITY YEAR

NEW YORK

Served in a Queens public school to plan and run class lessons, after-school programs, community events, and 1:1 tutoring.

2009

SUMMER FELLOW, NEW SECTOR ALLIANCE

BOSTON

Led a data analytics project with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a development think tank founded by Michael Porter, to identify factors affecting inner city construction employment.

2008

CONSULTANT, WOKAI MICROFINANCE

BEIJING

Developed marketing/branding strategy for Wokai, a startup which was piloting a crowdsourced microfinance model in China.

2007

CONSULTANT, GRAMA VIDIYAL MICROFINANCE BANK

TAMIL NADU, INDIA

Conducted time-motion study and process mapping to pinpoint loan disbursement process inefficiencies at various branch locations at India’s 11th largest microfinance bank as of 2014.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2018

COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL LEADERSHIP AWARDEE

Selected as one of 5 annual awardees out of over 20,000 City Year alumni.

2017

ACUMEN EAST AFRICA FELLOW

Selected as one of 20 fellows from across East Africa to go through Acumen's intensive leadership development program, joining a global community of social entrepreneurs and changemakers.

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

2005 - 2009

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

B.A., Economics & Political Science, Magna Cum Laude
Minor: International Relations

2005 - 2009

EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIR, UNDERGRADUATE ASSEMBLY

Elected in school-wide elections to represent students to the administration and work on issues relevant to undergraduates.

2006 - 2008

PROJECT SCOPING CO-DIRECTOR, PENN INTERNATIONAL IMPACT CONSULTING

Oversaw the project selection of partner NGOs and logistical planning for 8 summer consulting trips totaling 40+ undergraduates.

 

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