I am a Ph.D. candidate in Organization Management at Rutgers Business School. My research considers the social and geographic contexts of entrepreneurship, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. I primarily draw on large-scale archival datasets and surveys, but also employs qualitative and experimental methods. Prior to graduate school, I founded a digital marketing services and strategy consulting firm that assisted traditional small businesses, startups, and professional services firms and served as CEO for 10 years. My other industry experiences include investment banking on Wall Street, training financial professionals, and teaching English at Shanghai University in China.

What attracted you to the Keller Center?

During the Spring 2021 semester I co-presented a paper for the Keller Center's Black Entrepreneurship History Workshop Series. I was thoroughly impressed and excited about what the team is currently doing and planning. Naturally, I wanted to participate in this timely, energizing, and important work.

What are your responsibilities at the Keller Center?

Helping to organize and further develop the Black Entrepreneurship History Workshop Series are my primary responsibilities. It has been such a wonderful opportunity to apply my entrepreneurial skill and experiences to grow something again. Plus, it is a lot of fun reaching out to world-class scholars all around the world. To be able to help scholars share their work with the Princeton community is amazing.

What are your current career interests?

My career interest is to become a tenure-track and research active professor at a business or management school. Of course, I would very much welcome continued affiliation with Princeton University and the Keller Center when I am a professor. My Keller Center experiences have expanded my skillsets and allowed me to expand my research network in ways that would likely not otherwise be possible.