Coming from an entrepreneurial family, when growing up, the last thing I wanted to follow in their foot steps Instead, I set my sights on other career paths like bioinformatics and computer science. But it seems like the entrepreneurial trait is genetic and unavoidable.
I came to this realization my senior year of high school when I noticed that a lot of my leadership roles were entrepreneurial in nature. This inspired me to take an entrepreneurial studies course that served as the foundation for my first startup, Z Spools. Now, as a Chidsey Leadership Fellow and co-founder of Entrepreneurship Development Club (E.D.C.) at Davidson College, I work to lead my fellow students in considering a career path in entrepreneurship. I was even given the opportunity to study entrepreneurship in Shanghai during the Davidson in China program. As a leader and entrepreneur with a diverse array of professional and academic experiences, the passion behind my work can be explained through the following quote:
“Diversity drives innovation.” – Frans Johansson
In all of my academic, professional, and artistic practices, I live by the above quote. Diversity of thoughts, ideas, and peoples is crucial for any successful startup or innovation. Such diversity is found in cities like my native Buffalo, NY and Shanghai, China, a home away from home. As a leader and entrepreneur with a diverse array of professional and academic experiences, the passion behind my work exists within the sentiment of Johansson’s quote. Explore my website to learn more about how my diversity spurs innovation.