Entrepreneur + Innovator

“We can all choose to become change agents and expand opportunities for all. Bold ideas are the lifeblood of our progress. ”

For over 20 years I’ve been fortunate to help lead high impact projects that have contributed in forging a future that pushes humanity forward and promotes diversity and inclusion.

Escape Dynamics Inc.

Beamed-energy propulsion could radically reduce the cost of space access. But for long it was the stuff of science fiction—until the dedication of our team of Caltech and MIT scientists and the results of our R&D program brought beamed energy propulsion onto the NASA Technology Roadmap. (more…)

STEM

The key to getting more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and math is to get them involved at an early age and stay with them through the time they may have otherwise given up on math. I’m proud to serve as a board member of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) which welcomes children and adults alike to enjoy the wonders of mathematics. (more…)

Women in Finance

I started my career in Finance in the late 1990s where there weren’t and still aren’t enough women. One way to encourage change is to chart the way, so in 2008, I took the leap and founded my own investment firm, and despite it being a challenging year for most in the market, we won numerous industry accolades. And one of my greatest satisfactions since has been to help and bring other women along to also chart their own path in Finance. Because women too can do great in Finance! (more…)

Extend Fertility

No woman should have to choose between family and her career. No woman faced with a cancer diagnosis should give up on her dream to have children. Extend Fertility started as a business plan co-authored with HBS classmates and is now the first service in the United States focused exclusively on women who want to proactively preserve their fertility options. (more…)

GII Junior Summit

In 1995 the European Commission hosted a G7 roundtable on the Global Information Society, but the Japanese delegation noted a glaring omission: the people most affected by the global information society – young people – were utterly unrepresented. A few months later, I along with 40 other young people from 12 nations were selected and convened for a summit in Tokyo. I was 17, and the Internet was in its infancy. (more…)