I am a member of the MBA Class of 2014 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, living in Palo Alto.
Until recently, I have had some incredible professional opportunities. I was able to contribute to the building of a new enterprise partnerships effort at Sageworks as well as working in various product management capacities. Prior to my role at Sageworks, I was a member of the management team at Kyma Technologies where I worked with the engineering team to design next generation reactors for the production of bulk gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum gallium nitride (AlGaN) substrates for LED and power electronics applications. I also wrote, won, and executed several DoD contracts targeted at the development of high power Schottky diodes and HEMTs for use in next generation military weapon and sensing systems.
In 2008, I was excited to graduate with an MPhil in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge. I investigated the electrodeposition of tin oxide and titanium oxide nanowires for use in hybrid inorganic-organic solar cells. Ideally, these devices could have the cost benefits of organic solar cells, but provide some of the efficiency benefits of inorganic solar cells. I very much enjoyed my time in the UK. I had the opportunity to travel to a number of European countries, experience English culture, row for my college (Trinity Hall), and make some amazing friends.
Prior to my time at Cambridge, I attended NC State University as a Park Scholar and studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. While there, I spent time in the Nano and Molecular Electronics lab, run by Prof. Veena Misra, studying the valence band interactions of porphyrin and ferrocene polymer charge storage layers with silicon substrates. As a part of my senior design capstone project, I formed Advanced Rowing Instruments (business plan PDF) with a friend as a part of the Engineering Entrepreneur’s Program where we worked to develop a dead reckoning telemetric device to analyze the performance of a team of rowers. In addition to my academic work, I was one of the original founders of the Krispy Kreme Challenge. Because of the success of the event, which I helped grow from 12 people in the first year to nearly 2,000 in our third year, I was interviewed on a segment on ESPN Sportcenter, local radio, and the event was covered by NPR National News in 2011. I was also the President of the NC State Rowing Club for 2 years while the team grew from 30 people to approximately 60, and simultaneously added fundraising efforts, regattas, and boats to the team fleet.
For the time being, I live in Raleigh, NC and spent many of my formative years in Chesapeake, VA. In my free time, I am a founding member of a local run club; I am training for a half-marathon and triathlon; I work with NC State administrators on a variety of initiatives; and I try to stay as involved as I can with the Raleigh and Durham communities on a variety of levels. In the summers of 2011 and 2012, I had the opportunity to take part in Triangle Startup Weekend where teams built startups in 54 hours. It was a great opportunity to meet awesome people and work with them to produce something in such a short time.
I have one brother that recently graduated from the University of Virginia and is still on the hunt for the right job opportunity post-graduation.
My interests are in entrepreneurship, green technology, high performance electronic devices, advanced materials (wide bandgap inorganics, oxides, and engineered organics), technology marketing, and business strategy.
Please reach out if you are interested in talking. I am always happy to meet new people who share some of my interests.