STEM-sector collaborator providing private coaching and corporate consulting that transform outcomes in academia, policy, and careers. Career spanning science, technology, manufacturing, and academic spheres anchors ability to guide client-driven ideation and execution of strategic initiatives, operations, and partnerships. Speaker on STEM, workforce development, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics for organizations including Society of Women Engineers, Purdue Women in High Performance Computing, and XSEDE. 

STRATEGIC CONSULTING│ Founder & Career Interventionist

Forge Policy Solutions│ Founder & Director
Additive Manufacturing Coalition ǀ Co-Founder & Director of Outreach

Purdue University ǀ NSF-Funded Workshop Co-PI, NSF Grant No. 2036534

Purdue University ǀ Director of Federal Relations
Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation ǀ Director

Purdue University ǀ  Director of Communications, College of Engineering, Department of Freshmen Engineering 

US House of Representatives ǀ Chief Clerk, Committee on Government Reform

Subaru Research & Design Inc. ǀ Projects Manager

Women in High Performance Computing ǀ Executive Board, Founding Member, Director of Communications & Outreach

Diversity in Government Relations Coalition ǀ Survey Strategy & Development  

National Science Foundation (NSF) | Community Member, Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering

XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) ǀ XAB Advisory Board Chair
Women in Government Relations ǀ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference Planning Committee 
Professional Women in Advocacy ǀ Conference Planning and Logistics  
Supercomputing Conference Series ǀ SC18 & SC19 Government Relations Officer
The Science Coalition ǀ Board of Directors

Selected Memberships 
· American Association for the Advancement of Science
· American Society of Association Executives 
· Coalition for National Science Funding 
· Council of Engineering & Scientific Societies 
· Energy Sciences Coalition
· Indiana Business Forum
· Indiana Society of Washington, DC
· Japan-America Society of Washington, DC
· Meeting Industry Professionals of Annapolis
· Task Force on American Innovation

Purdue University ǀ Master of Science, Management

Designing Your Life for Women ǀ Stanford 
Adobe x What Design Can Do ǀ Design thinking in the fight against waste and consumerism
Budapest University of Economic Sciences ǀ Hungary, Master of Business Administration

Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen ǀ France, Grande Ecole Certificate

Purdue University ǀ Bachelor of Science, Management, with International Business & Economics Minor, Study Abroad, University of Limburg (The Netherlands)

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