I’m a proudly Australian and Black American, biracial, dual national woman (she/her/hers). Born in St Louis, Missouri in the United States, and raised in Western Australia on Noongar Boodjar. I now live in Atlanta, Georgia with my family. I have a wonderfully curious and energetic three-year-old son named Leo, who I prioritize and spend a lot of my time with.
Professionally, I am the Head of Communications & Influence at BFA Global, an impact innovation firm that combines research, advisory, venture building, and investment expertise to build a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient future for underserved people and the planet. We partner with leading public, private and philanthropic organizations, global and local, to catalyze innovation ecosystems for impact across emerging markets.
I have a complex, challenging, and very interesting role which involves managing a team of six talented people who have expertise in strategic marketing, communications, advocacy, content, research, impact communication, storytelling, and more.
I do double-duty as Head of Marketing & Communications for the Catalyst Fund, a $40M pre-seed fund and accelerator backing high-impact tech startups that seek to improve the resilience of underserved, climate-vulnerable communities across Africa. BFA Global is the General Partner and venture building provider of the Catalyst Fund.
Because I evidently hate having idle time... I'm also earning a second masters degree part-time in the University of Georgia's Master of Public Administration program, focusing on public policy. I also serve on the board of an awesome non-profit based in the UK called InnovateHer, with a mission to get girls ready for the tech industry and the industry ready for girls.
In my remaining personal time (which does, perhaps surprisingly, also exist) I'm often playing piano, taking care of my plants, reading literature, crafting something from my library of global cookbooks, rock climbing, hiking, or practicing yoga.
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