I am currently a technology consultant with Deloitte Consulting. I work with healthcare provider technology and assist with consolidated software installations as well as consult on heathcare business models. Within my firm I am passionate for philanthropy, non profit and small business, data visualization, and big data. I currently direct TEDxHennepinAve in Minneapolis.
I am an alumni of the University of Minnesota studying MIS (business technology) and Entrepreneurship with the Carlson School of Management. I was the proud organizer of TEDxUMN with a great team of undergraduate students. There I celebrated my passion for business, startups, and technology.
I was a student organizer for over eight years, organizing such things as film festivals, parades, a University wide block party, a volunteer tax program, and TEDxUMN. Organizing these initiatives while in school had given me the chance to explore my passion for startups and entrepreneurship, and learn a fair amount about business, relationships, leadership, and people. I helped a few of my close friends start their own companies, and enjoy advising other businesses and non profits.
I have traveled to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia for a four month study abroad trip. I enjoy hearing about other peoples' travels and their adventures globe trotting.
I have explored my passion for business through a range of internships in the medical device industry, healthcare, technology auditing, consulting, education, and industrial design. I truly enjoy hearing about startup pitches and business model innovation. I look forward to conceptualizing and ideating around ideas worth spreading and their business viewpoints.
Overall, I love the TEDx initiative, and am thankful for the opportunity to meet people from such a range of backgrounds, and seeing how they all connect.
TEDActive 2015, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012
Areas of Expertise
Business, Design, Speaker, Presenter, Researcher, Inspiration, Analyst, Data Visualizer, business models, Technology - Business Strategy and Effect
An idea worth spreading
Require all colleges to enroll their students in a for credit independent study program that allows them to do their own private projects or to allow them to participate in a system where cross collaborative teams form and work together to invent, innovate, build companies, and actively apply their learning and develop by discovery.
A world without screens, forming a unity between digital content and free space whereby we are freed from LCD.
A huge fund dedicated to funding research of the crazy and wacky in hopes to generate actual research that drives whole new discovery that is completely disruptive and blows incremental innovation out of the water. I want to see new planets!
I'm passionate about
Inspiring others to go out and create something, then giving them the tools, network, and advice to help them succeed. Building communities, and designing great experiences.
Talk to me about
Technology, Education, Startups, Tech Incubators, Product Development, Healthcare Tech, Web, Gen Y, Hookah, TV Shows, Future of Reading, Data