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A social entrepreneur and educator. Born and raised in New York City, I am a college educator focused on entrepreneurship and finance.


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



Wall Street

  • Technical market strategist


  • Raised capital and started a small hedge fund (first business)

Main Street

  • Social Entrepreneur


  • Started five everyday small businesses

  • Two exits

Higher Education

  • 15 years. teaching

  • Tenured professor

  • Co-Founded an innovation lab

  • Founded a research institute & fellows program

  • Executive leadership role

Red Wall & Stairs


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 the Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation --The InLab@HCC

Started five entrepreneurial ventures

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Books about how entrepreneurship education creates a more equitable economy 

  • 15 years of higher education teaching experience

  • Tenured Associate Professor.

  • Graduate and undergraduate courses

  • Scholarship

  • Program and course development

  • Director of an entrepreneurship center

  • National speaker

  • Extensive work with veterans and their family members interested in self-employment.

  • Workforce development leader.

  • Personal and small business financial management advocate.

  • Scaled a seed fund for everyday entrepreneurs.





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, and worked closely with Intuit Education to develop a financial management 
curriculum for everyday entrepreneurs & educators 

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).

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