I get this question multiple times a day.
While some of my so-called “titles” have shifted, I’m doing the same thing as always - amplifying communities. How? By telling the stories of, connecting, and investing in my communities through a few different platforms.
Here’s a little bit of my history:
As a mechanical engineering graduate at UC San Diego, my first job was building rocket engines for the Space Shuttle and the upcoming Artemis program. I left that job in 2013 to co-found edtech startup Portfolium, which was originally designed to help graduates share their applicable skills with potential employers and ease the transition from college to full-time work.
I moved back to San Diego from LA as we were accepted into the Evonexus incubator that same year.
I pretty much immediately got involved in Startup San Diego’s grassroots efforts to boost our local startup community and have been a volunteer ever since.
While I exited Portfolium prematurely, we eventually sold the company in 2019, bringing a nice financial win to everyone involved.