Professional speaker, world traveller, and ex- congressional event coordinator; engineer and geek. Brings people together through a conversation.
As a minority entrepreneur, founder of I TALK TO STRANGERS Foundation and social change maker, I have had the honor to work along side United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and fellow non-profit organizations to equip youth with technology skills that provide them equal
opportunities for professional and personal development. Through building their confidence in their own abilities, I’ve been teaching youth relevant technology and computer skills to start their own ventures. My goal is to spread the programs that allow youth from all cultures and religions to achieve their life’s goals and passions.
Working within the United States Government and the Washington D.C. tourism bureau has taught me the importance of constituent and client relations and the value of professional account and logistical coordination. Completing over 100 events worldwide has provided true insight of understanding processes, procedures, and marketing requirements for successful and content-driven events and programs.
Earning a bachelor of science in Management of Information from Florida State University in 2010 has been the cornerstone of leveraging technology within my professional pursuits. Completing a summer internship among NASA researchers has provided much insight of the importance and reliability requirements of secure and dependable information technology systems. Applying many of these research and technical skills into an evolving global market has kept many of my professional positions and projects current with information system security standards.
After noticing a need for more professional and culturally enriched events, I established multinational organization ‘I TALK TO STRANGERS Foundation’ to provide events and programming that provide safe environments of conversation to connect people of all walks of life. It serves as a platform to cultivate and encourage relationships with people that you'd otherwise have no connection with, in spite of any social, economic or political differences.
With a everything-is-possible attitude, passion for writing, travel and youth development, I have dedicated 12+ years of volunteering and facilitating community focused events and programs. Creating experience-focused volunteering opportunities to work with diverse communities worldwide has
helped me towards my life’s mission to dedicate my educational and professional skills to encouraging individuals towards equal opportunities while equipping them with knowledge, skills, and new life perspective for them to live the lives that every individual fully deserves.