I am an Economic Design Fellow at the Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, a member of the board of directors at Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), and the founder of the Another Door Opens Fund.
In June 2016, I graduated Valedictorian from Woodside Priory High School. I am taking a gap year before matriculating to Harvard University.
As an Economic Design Fellow I am currently working with Dr. Scott Kominers on original research analyzing funding in California’s domestic violence prevention infrastructure.
When I was a freshman in high school I volunteered for Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), my county’s domestic violence shelter. My advocacy began with painting walls and moving furniture, and has since come to include writing, speaking, and teaching to spread the domestic violence conversation, as well as fundraising, and assuming a seat on the board of directors. I have completed CORA’s forty-hour clinical training, which certifies me to interact directly with the victims that seek refuge at their shelters. I am committed to making my voice heard in the women’s rights conversation, so that women and men like the ones I have spoken with at CORA’s shelters have less trouble making their own voices heard.
For my advocacy and innovative shelter fundraising mechanism, I was honored to receive a 2014 Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award, alongside Tabbu Afroz, a young woman from India challenging early marriage, and Ajay Banga, the CEO of Mastercard urging corporate gender equality. I had the opportunity to speak on national television to represent Breakthrough’s cause. I have a background in finance, and was asked to recommend a book for young investors. I suggested: “Warren Buffett invests Like a Girl: And Why you Should Too.”
I played varsity baseball in high school, and in my free time I enjoy pitching with my dad. I have a wonderful younger sister, Emma, who is a sophomore in high school. My mother, Judi, is a singer-songwriter. She can be found here. She does house concerts.