Product Development For Good
I work on products and programs that empower marginalized community members and affect positive change to deep societal challenges.
My mission is to leverage emerging technology to drive social and public sector solution development, drive community programming to educate youth of color, and help organizations develop sustainable social impact strategies.
Technology is amoral. It is humanity that inserts empathy into its use of technology.
Brought up amongst the rolling hills of Atlanta, Georgia, I was introduced to reality of systemic inequality through life experiences growing up in "Black America" and the songs of Wu-Tang Clan and Public Enemy sang from my father's cassette tapes. Such a reality spurred my passion for activism and, in parallel with my growth as an industrial engineer at the University of Michigan, I found a natural calling to leverage technology for good.
Since my days as a Wolverine, I have worked for the likes of American Express, Goldman Sachs, Teach for America, Cisco Systems, and, most recently ConsenSys.
I entered the emerging technology ecosystem in 2011 by way of learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Since then, I have co-founded ConsenSys Social Impact and the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition, worked in 11 different countries, deployed over a dozen projects, and engaged with the UN, Red Cross, Oxfam, World Wildlife Fund, and the Human Rights Foundation as clients and partners among many others. My projects have broke social sector barriers in how emerging technology can be leveraged for good, and have generated millions of dollars in economic value, proving the pursuit of social enterprise is a sustainable endeavor.