I am a New-York based in-house legal counsel of Silicon Valley career origins, with multi-faceted experience in the technology industry ranging from software to robotics, and beyond. I have dedicated my career to partnering with innovators worldwide by negotiating deals to procure dynamic technologies, supporting in the development and launch of innovative products, and finding unique solutions to problems of first impression.
During my legal career, I have worked as in house legal counsel at high growth startups, served as outside counsel at a law firm, clerked for a federal magistrate judge, and am a guest lecturer at Fordham Law School in New York. I am a regular speaker on panels, podcasts, and radio shows such as NPR's Airtalk, Tech Dirt Podcast, and This Week in the Law, and a regular writer with op-eds featured in publications such as The Baltimore Sun, Venture Beat, and The World Intellectual Property Law Organization Magazine,
In addition to my legal work, I am a fierce proponent for the empowerment of women and minorities in the technology industry and the building of inclusive products that are accessible to all. I currently serve on the board of advisors to SEED SPOT DC, a tech incubator supporting minority entrepreneurs that create socially conscious technologies. I am also a member of the Equity Army - a community of diverse and innovative leaders from around the world who are committed to ensuring products are developed in a way that everyone, especially historically underrepresented people, feel seen, validated and uplifted as they move through the world and utilize products and services that we are developing today.
When I am not working or volunteering, I am a creator. I dance (every style from hip hop to belly dancing to street jazz in heels) and am the creator, producer, and co-host of Hustle Over Entitlement, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of trailblazers and risk takers who have made dynamic career pivots.
I look back fondly on my time in the University of Arizona College of Humanities. I am grateful for the lessons, language skills, and the spark of curiosity to explore other cultures and travel the world that my education and amazing professors provided me. Those values have proven to be foundational in my professional and personal journey.