I am a driven professional with an interest in public policy, entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and economic development — and the power of new and innovative technologies to change our thinking. I have extensive experience in policy and market development in the agri-food sector as a registered lobbyist, working in areas related to sustainability, international trade, and public trust.
I have an avid interest in new and emerging technologies and their intersection with traditional industries such as the agri-food sector. My master’s degree capstone thesis focused on blockchain’s potential to modernize supply chain traceability and improve food safety, environmental, and social outcomes in the sector.
My convergent interests recently brought me to work with MEST Africa, in Accra, Ghana, which provides incubation for technology startups as well as entrepreneurial training and internal seed funding.
I now work as a Business Development Manager for Futurpreneur Canada, a non-profit that provides young entrepreneurs with access to financing, mentorship, and the resources they need to be successful.
I am a strong believer in the value of intercultural learning and exchange opportunities as the basis for international cooperation, economic development, and the empowerment of disadvantaged persons. I have participated in, volunteered for, and worked with youth exchange programs throughout my career, and have a passion for encouraging growth in others. Diversity, inclusion, empowerment, and compassion are core values which drive all that I do.