2018 - Present
CEO & CO-FOUNDER, ENLIGHT INSTITUTE
Data-driven skill development for the renewable energy industry through vocational trainings, job placements & skill assessments.
2015 - 2019
CO-FOUNDER, VILLAGE ENERGY
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
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
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
Served in a Queens public school to plan and run class lessons, after-school programs, community events, and 1:1 tutoring.
SUMMER FELLOW, NEW SECTOR ALLIANCE
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.
CONSULTANT, WOKAI MICROFINANCE
Developed marketing/branding strategy for Wokai, a startup which was piloting a crowdsourced microfinance model in China.
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
COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL LEADERSHIP AWARDEE
Selected as one of 5 annual awardees out of over 20,000 City Year alumni.
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.
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.