Well, well, well...you’ve landed on my page. So my guess is, you’re curious about this woman with a super long foreign name who rants once in a while on social media. Okay, you came to the right place. You can get the information from the horse’s mouth. So first things first, my credentials. Now that it is out of the way to focus on what’s important...urban tech, blockchain, and the future of U.S. inner cities and Sub-Saharan Africa coastal cities.
So where’s what’s interesting about my education. I started off my secondary school education in boarding school. A historically black one, called Piney Woods, to be exact. Interesting fact: there are only a handful of historically black boarding schools left in the U.S. (maybe good because of integration, but mostly bad because they are cultural gems, but I digress). My next stop, or should I say the next institution that shaped my educational and professional identity, was Hampshire College. Super liberal, super entrepreneurial, super weird. Check. By the way, lots of famous people also attended Hampshire - the creator of Scooby-doo, Lupita Nyong'o, Alex Rivera, Eugene Mirman, and Ken Burns. Maybe not lots, but enough. Then...wait for it… I completed a master of science in Urban Planning from Columbia University. Another huh? Really?...Columbia University... Yes, I know. It is a liberal-leaning Ivy League that no one talks about. But in my humble opinion, Columbia is one of several institutions that is shaping thought leadership across many disciplines. So where did all this education get me?
I LOVE CITIES. I’VE TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAVE SEEN SOME PLACES OTHERS MAY SEE AS BROKEN OR LACKING. I SEE THEM AS BEAUTIFUL AND WITH MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ITS CITIZENS TO GROW AND THRIVE.Tom Cruise
Well, now I am an entrepreneur, introvert, mom, urban planner, and technologist. My interests are varied, my professional background is diverse. So for those of you who are looking at my profile and trying to figure out, “what is this chick all about?” Here's a clue –– I play in the space where I look at the intersectionality of urban development (in the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa), emerging technology, and economic development.
My superpower––I’ve been told I am an unconscious strategist (maybe it’s why I gravitated toward planning).
Ping me on my social media channels if you want to chat about international development, urban and rural development in the U.S., artificial intelligence, blockchain, industrial IoT, green tech, and climate change.