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I am currently the Program Manager for Code for America’s Startup Accelerator.

Previously, I lived in Cambridge MA and did a lot of things. As a Fellow at MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media, I engaged with research and initiatives centered around news and information distribution to communities. I was a Research Fellow at the Langer Mindfulness Lab in Social Psychology at Harvard, focusing on how mindfulness can increase well-being, and also was a Research Associate in Marketing at Harvard Business School with Professor Gupta, studying consumer technologies, digital marketing, nascent digital industries and all things interwebz-meets-business. I worked with the Venture CafĂ©, a “location-based” social networking resource, aka a place to meet people in the Boston start-up scene.

I also co-founded and co-directed a 3-day long festival for entrepreneurs at MIT, worked on the Festival of Learning at MIT Media Lab, as well as worked with Professor Norton at HBS studying networks, social dynamics, self-awareness and consumer behavior. I worked for Mozilla’s Drumbeat initiative, blogged for Stanford Law School, studied online cooperation and Herdict at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. As an undergrad I received a Knight grant to make free and open-source software for small-town and student newspapers. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in Design | Media Arts and hold an EdM from Harvard.