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A social entrepreneur and educator. Born and raised in New York City, now living and working in the Tampa Bay area building an entrepreneurship program at Hillsborough Community College's Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation -  The InLab@HCC 


I am passionate about leveling the playing field of opportunity for all through developing entrepreneurial competencies and social ventures. 


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Learn about some recent projects I am involved with. I invite you to reach out to me if you are interested in helping, or co-creating something new.


Co-founder of Hillsborough Community College's Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation.  The InLab is the NACCE National Center of Practice for Design Thinking

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A book I recently co-authored with my friends Becky Corbin, President of NACCE, and Beth Kerly, a colleague at HCC.  This book is all about how to create a more equitable economy through community college entrepreneurship education. Previously we collaborated on another book  -- Community Colleges as Incubators  of Innovation


I work actively with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to develop and implement various innovative entrepreneurship initiatives.  One such program is the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund,  providing business funding to the everyday entrepreneur.


I am also passionate about financial capability. I serve as a fellow for Next Gen Personal Finance, a Palo Alto based nonprofit that provides educators with personal finance resources, curriculum and support. I am a proud board of the Florida Prosperity Partnership which helps elevate financial capability for all. I also work closely with Intuit Education and NACCE to develop a financial management curriculum  for 

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With a team of colleagues, I am actively engaged in providing military veterans and their family members with open access to entrepreneurship education. Through a unique national partnership with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), we have become the first community college in the nation to partner with IVMF and co-create high impact entrepreneurship training program called STRIVE.

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