My road in life has been direct.
I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Princeton University.
After graduating, I moved to New York City and started my first job as a teacher with Teach for America.
I went back to school and earned a joint MBA and master’s degree in education from Harvard University before co-founding Bronx Lab School, where I served as founding principal for six years.
I moved into education policy and served as senior deputy chancellor at the New York City Department of Education.
After a few years at the NYC Department of Education, I joined the Walton Family Foundation as the K-12 director, where I led the foundation’s initiatives to improve K-12 education.
I spent eight years with the Walton Family Foundation before starting A-Street Ventures, an investment firm focused on supporting and scaling innovative K-12 education solutions.
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Founder & Managing Director

I lead an investment firm focused on what the future of schools and learning should look like.

Career Roadmap

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Accomplishing Goals

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Take a good look inside and try to identify what's really in your heart. What are you here to do? If you're not sure yet, keep reflecting. That's what you should be completely focused on figuring out. If you do have a sense of what that is already, then trust your instinct and double down on finding a way to drive that in your work. Have patience and stay persistent. Work hard, lean on your values, believe in your vision, and surround yourself with good people. Good things will come.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Oh, no! I missed that opportunity! How am I ever going to recover?"