The World is on Fire.
- Over 50 thousand square miles (> 30 million acres) of land was lost to wildfires in 2019. (Check out the 2nd graphic on this webpage)
- The global temperature (trend visualization) in 2019 was 1.15C above the pre-industrial average temperature. More info here.
- Current CO2 concentrations are higher than ever (> 410 ppm), compared to before the 1900’s (< 300 ppm). Daily updates here.
Let's Fix This Together.
My passion is at the intersection of sustainability innovation and business.
I have spent the last three years building relationships with investors and founders in the climate, cleantech, and sustainability sectors. I am connected with over 150 investors, ranging from angel investors to Series D (and investment bankers). I have spoken with and assisted over 150 startups with fundraising. I have successfully facilitated introductions and analysis for 10 startups that have secured investment – 2 while I was working with Powerhouse Ventures (Leap and Energetic Insurance), and 8 on my own. I am currently an independent startup scout/analyst/consultant. I have also organized and facilitated Techstars Startup Weekends, where I worked with ideation-stage startups to validate their business models and concepts.
I currently work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as a Product Manager for internal business software systems. At LLNL, I was previously a Nuclear Safety Engineer, where I performed risk assessments, and a Business Development Analyst, where I carried out market research and techno-economic analysis.
When I’m not working, I volunteer with:
My other professional experience includes FreshRealm, where I supported a wide range of business operations to support customer success and business strategy. I hold a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and have completed coursework in energy innovation from Stanford University.