Education

As a first-generation college student, I was award a full-merit scholarship to go college, where I graduated at age 19. I was accepted into my Master's program at age 20 and graduated the youngest in my cohort at age 23, having worked full-time as a congressional staffer.

Professional

As a first-generation professional, I began working at age 20 on a learn-as-you-go basis. Since coming to Washington, DC in 2010, I have worked for both houses of Congress, the executive branch and a multilateral institution - learning a lot along the way. 

Development

Beyond class and work, I push to develop my training in life through extra projects, such as creating my own Super PAC, pursuing an ethics fellowship, and publishing articles. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The World Bank

Financial Analyst & Communications Consultant (2017-Present)

• Support communications needs of the Investor Relations team and traders
• Advise on U.S. legislative affairs as they relate to capital markets / investor relations efforts
• Lead online communications and also support traditional media efforts for Treasury, and regularly draft and edit blogs, feature stories, and top-line messaging for conferences, events, and special projects
• Led Treasury-wide week-long event that promoted all departments throughout The World Bank Group
• Supported the communications needs and special projects for the Vice President & Treasurer, including internal and external events

U.S. House of Representatives

Senior Advisor to Congressman Mike Honda D-Silicon Valley (2012-2017)

• Managed broad legislative and appropriations portfolio, special projects and events, technology budget, and staff training
• Regularly briefed, prepared, and staffed Congressman ahead of meetings, hearings, events, and press conferences & interviews
• Drafted and oversaw introduction of appropriations amendments, legislation, resolutions, including stakeholder relations
• Trusted advisor, paid campaign staffer and volunteer to staff candidate at fundraisers, campaign events, and DNC 2016 convention

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Administrative Specialist to Chairman & Senator John Kerry (2010-2011)

• Supported Committee and White House staff during Advice and Consent vote of New START treaty
• Directed first-ever live-tweet of Committee mark-up on resolution for limited U.S. military force in Libya

U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Communications Assistant (2010)

• Researched and vetted content, drafted memos, prepared for hearings, and enhanced website

 

EDUCATION

Georgetown University

Master of Public Policy (2010-2013)

• Admitted at age 20, youngest in cohort
• Evening program

Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Network Fellowship (2014-2015)

• Youngest fellow
• Developed original project on congressional ethics training

Stanford University

Certificate of Political Psychology (2012)

• Seminars supported master's thesis

University of Florida

Bachelors of Arts, Philosophy & Political Science (2006-2009)

• Awarded Full merit scholarship
• Graduated at age 19
• Thesis awarded magna cum laude

 

ADVOCACY & MEDIA

Campaign Staff & Volunteer (various congressional, gubernatorial, presidential campaigns). 2006-Present

Founder & Treasurer of Raise Voices Not Dollars Super PAC (raisevoicesnotdollars.org). 2012-2018

Author of article in The Hill, “The Politics of Resignation Threatens Our Democracy”. 2014

Interviewed live on MSNBC’s Chris Jansing on work for campaign finance reform & super PAC. 2012

 

INTERNSHIPS

Methodology Intern. U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Policy Intern. U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.

Highlights

Politics & Policy

From local politics to national high-profile events, I support senior officials in key political and leadership positions. 

International Affairs & Ethics

From the U.S. Congress to a multilateral organization, I contribute a broad range of experience in leading institutions.

Communications

From online to the podium, I bring a range of experiences from drafting and presenting to strategizing and implementing.

Technology

From Silicon Valley to web design, I inject technology into my roles to gain efficiencies and build capacity.