I'm a creator. I love to solve problems and improve the world around me using my various talents. People describe me as "the one who can do anything" -- I'm incredibly resourceful, quick-learning, and always ready for a challenge.
My background is in the arts and tech: I have over a decade of training as singer of classical music and opera, and worked in the tech industry since 2011. Before starting my own company, I grew up in a family business, and held roles in marketing, community management, business development and nonprofit fundraising at other organizations.
I started Tinsel in 2014, in response to the lack of tech products developed with women in mind. After coming up with the idea of an audio accessory that doubles as a beautiful piece of jewelry, I left my role in marketing at Voxer to pursue it fully.
With no previous experience building consumer electronics, I was able to pull together the talent and funding needed to bring my "tech jewelry" ideas to life. Today I am fully immersed in the development and manufacturing of fashion-first hardware, as well as building the first fashion brand for consumer electronics.
Alongside building Tinsel, I lead Black & Brown Founders and through this organization, I continue to spend time working to provide resources and access to underrepresented founders in tech.
I am also co-founder of the Zebras Unite, which calls for a more ethical and inclusive movement to counter existing start-up and venture capital culture .
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