Vice President, Launch Forth
I create common-sense approaches for big ideas. I’m at my best when deciphering complex problems into its salient parts, visualizing unique solutions, and then defining and executing the strategic actions we will take to move forward.
As a technologist and policy entrepreneur driven by a sense of purpose and a desire for progress, I’ve worked at the forefront of innovation over the last 15 years across industry, government, and academia. I am currently delivering the future of mobility by crowdsourcing transportation and logistics solutions, and then bringing these ideas to life through digital manufacturing (like large-scale additive). I do this by disciplined operations to support our internal teams, strategic partnerships with the best in the business, and business development to unlock new opportunities for Launch Forth.
In the recent past, I implemented innovation policy across the United States, where I was brought into the White House to help stand up a $3B program for advanced manufacturing technology and workforce development. Selected as part of an advanced technology “tiger team” at GE, I rapidly identified sources of battery performance degradation for GE's first lean hardware startup. And I am a champion of diversity, most recently co-organizing a summit for diversity in STEM.
Because I value individual agency and resourcefulness, I like to work by balancing my strong individual contribution with insights from diverse stakeholders to form a robust, collective, and actionable vision of the future. I work as seamlessly with top executives as I do with deep-diving technologists, and my growth mindset enables me to confidently master new skills as the opportunity arises.
In addition to my motivation and versatility, I am known for hand-written thank you cards and asking lots of questions (my secret to precise and accurate solutions for any situation!). This year, I am writing fiction, growing plants, and baking bread.
Why I Innovate
TUESDAY, 6/18, 4:15 PM // VIRTUAL FACTORY
This interview will discuss the human side aspect of innovation in addition to innovative ideas.