Business Development Manager
Hometown: Franklin Township, NJ
What makes you the best person for your role?
I started my career as a journalist in Pittsburgh and obtained my law degree while furthering my career. I’ve been the director of a social enterprise and have spent significant time working with non-profit and economic development organizations. I’m highly skilled at authentically creating opportunities and building relationships that allow others to thrive and achieve their goals.
What is your favorite thing about working with startups?
I find the energy and excitement in the startup community to be infectious. I’m truly inspired to see tech entrepreneurs at all stages succeed, and I love helping connect those in the entrepreneurial ecosystem with the right experts or resources.
What do you love about living and working in Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh feels like home and is rightfully described as a big, small town. This historical city has a strong sense of community and pride that is like no other. The spirit of innovation is infectious and aligns with the region’s increased commitment to diversity and equity in all spaces. I’m passionate about ensuring that great opportunities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem are accessible to all. I’m thrilled to be a part of our region’s growth.
Where can we find you outside of work?
I serve on Duquesne’s Board of Governors and Black Alumni Network. I’m also a board member for Catapult Greater Pittsburgh and an executive board member of the Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. a public service sorority. I’m the mother of two wonderful young people and can often be found enjoying good food and great company around the city.