I'm passionate about using business as vehicle for social change. Here's how I've explored this passions to date...
Presently, I serve as a Freelance Social Innovation Consultant, providing business model development, program design, research and communications support. In this role, I've been fortunate to have the opportunity with a variety of progressive partners, including: Purpose Capital, Middlebury College, SoJo Inc., Northfield Mount Hermon High School, Forward Vision Games, Laurier University and Living Freelance.
Formerly, I served as a Policy Advisor in the Social Enterprise Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth for the Province of Ontario. In this role, I supported the development of the Province's Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2021, and led the development of the Centre of Excellence in Social Enterprise and Social Finance.
Previously, I served as Senior Associate at the MaRS Discovery District, where I worked with a team of six to launch Studio [Y], a leading innovation and leadership Fellowship for Ontario’s top young social innovators. Before working for Studio [Y], I served as Interim Managing Editor of SocialFinance.ca at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
I’ve had the opportunity to speak about social change, social enterprise, and program design at Middlebury College's June Forum, InForum 2015, Engineers Without Borders Annual Conference 2015, and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Inspired Change Summit.
I’m a graduate of Middlebury College and was honored to have been chosen to represent my class as the student commencement speaker.