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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The World Bank


Financial Officer (2017-Present)
 

Asset Management & Advisory
• Support business development for program that trains public asset managers, primarily central banks
• Develop awareness campaigns for central banks, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds
• Co-developed trust fund to train public asset managers in the world’s poorest countries

Leadership & Performance
• Lead VPU-wide junior professional programs, totaling 20 staff
• Serve on Treasury’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee to develop hiring protocols & policies • Coordinate global recruitment campaign to hire international staff across departments and offices
• Recognized in the top 7% of the organization to receive Individual Performance Award & Bonus (2020)

Previous Roles
(Investor Relations Analyst & Consultant to Treasurer)
• Initiated, compiled, cleaned, and published public data set of all 11,000-plus World Bank bonds since 1947
• Drafted, coordinated clearance, published and disseminated press releases for investor relations team
• Manage strategic communications priorities and projects of the Treasurer & Vice President

U.S. House of Representatives


Senior Advisor, U.S. Congressman Mike Honda D-Silicon Valley (2012-2017)


• Served as a trusted advisor and managed press conferences, district events, and special events
• Managed appropriations and legislative portfolios, including amendments, legislation, and resolutions
• Developed stakeholder relations for portfolio, such as finance (THUD) and government reform
• Trained new and existing staff on communications, outreach, and administration

U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations


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


• Prepared for hearings, mark-ups, and business meetings for Senators and staff during Arab Spring • Supported Committee staff White House staff leading up the New START treaty ratification

U.S. Election Assistance Commission


Communications Assistant (2010)


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

 

EDUCATION

Yale University


Master of Business Administration, Asset Management (2023-2021)

Kerry Fellow, John Kerry Initiative at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs (2021-2022)
 

Georgetown University


Master of Public Policy (2010-2013)

• Admitted at age 20; youngest in the cohort; evening program
• Presented Master’s thesis on political finance at major annual political science conference
 

Harvard University


Network Fellowship, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (2014-2015)

• Developed and presented original project on congressional ethics and conflicts of interest
• Participated as youngest fellow among prominent professors and practitioners
 

University of Florida


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

• Full-tuition merit scholarship; first-generation college student
• Grant-funded honors thesis; minor in English
• Graduated at age 19
 

SELECT TRAINING

Columbia Business School, Advancing Racial Equity, Certificate 2021
CFA Institute, Ethics for Asset Managers 2021
Stanford University, Summer Institute of Political Psychology, Certificate (Residential) 2012
University of Florida, Bob Graham Center for Public Service, Certificate 2009

 

SERVICE

Staff Association Delegate, World Bank Group 2021-2023
• Competitively elected to co-represent nearly 1,000 colleagues in the financial complex in an 86-member delegate assembly to be the voice of 15,000-plus World Bank Group colleagues

New Leader, Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs 2019-Present

President, Housing Cooperative 2017-Present
• Lead 161-unit cooperative, staff, and manage million-dollar annual & capital budgets
• Manage nine-member board of directors through a complete overhaul of staff, finances, and projects

Campaign Staff & Volunteer 2006-Present
• Volunteered on campaigns for both the first Native women elected to Congress 
(Deb Haaland’s primary in NM-01, Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 2018, and Sharice Davids’ general election in KS-03, Kansas City in November 2018) 

Founder & Treasurer (2012-2018)
• Based in the Watergate, founded this Super PAC to raise awareness of money in politics
• Trademarked Raise Voices Not Dollars® in 2014 as education service for campaign finance
• Raise Voices Not Dollars Super PAC (raisevoicesnotdollars.org)     

 

SELECT MEDIA APPEARANCES

• Published article in The Hill, “The Politics of Resignation Threatens Our Democracy” encouraging the APSA to create a task force on political efficacy (2014)
• Spoke Live on MSNBC’s Chris Jansing on work for campaign finance reform and about the founding of CREEP Super PAC (2012)

 

INTERNSHIPS

Methodology Intern. U.S. Government Accountability Office
Policy Intern. U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Interests

Politics & Policy

 

International Affairs
& Ethics

 

Finance

 

Technology