This is my 3rd year teaching ENT 200! I am the Vice President of Growth for Shift, an a16z-funded tech startup focused on military talent. Previously I’ve worked at the strategy and innovation firm frog Design, the global macro hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, and spent over a decade working on national security for the Pentagon, the White House, and the Department of Defense. I’m trained as a computer scientist and hold degrees from Hamilton College, Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and the National Intelligence University.

What will students be able to take away from your class?

The mission of my class is two-fold. The first mission is for you to understand how, when, why, where, and with whom you are creative and how to use your creativity to be innovative. The second one is to extend your understanding of creativity and innovation to be able to work with those around you to design more desirable futures for yourself and others.

What attracted you to the Keller Center?

I've loved Princeton since having the opportunity of being a graduate student at SPIA and I'm thrilled to be able to contribute to the University's learning mission.

What do you appreciate most about the Keller Center?

Our focus on interdisciplinary, divergent learning to help our students develop the abilities they need to create innovation in the world.

Share an inspiring story about your time at the Keller Center.

There are so many, but every semester is an inspiring story. It's wonderful to get to spend time with the students and seeing them develop (and often rediscover) their innate creativity.

How have you benefited from your involvement with the Keller Center?

I get inspiration from the students every semester, and (hopefully) become a more empathetic and better teacher every year.