Experience

Entrepreneurship Program Manager

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Project collaboration and development along with policy analysis focused on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Indonesia and, in particular, Jakarta. Subject matter researcher for infrastructure projects and policy focusing on transportation and ICT.

Sept. 2016 - Present

Division Director - Overseas Briefing Center

U.S. Department of State - Foreign Service Institute

Led operations team focused on developing and delivering support information services for U.S. diplomatic community members. Served as division head as part of the Transition Center at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA.

September 2014 - September 2016

Communications & Client Engagement Consultant

Independent Contractor

Delivered consultative and technical services for marketing support and client engagement for nonprofit and commercial clients serving U.S. domestic and international customer bases. Specialized in business case development, UI design and testing, content research and copywriting, online training script development, live training sessions for product-specific client education, and client representation at trade and association events. Delivered services as a remote/off-site contractor from multiple international locations.

November 2006 - August 2014

Education

Thunderbird School of International Management

MBA - International Management
Marketing and Competitive Intelligence focus
1998 - 1999

Dickinson College

B.A. - Russian Area Studies/Russian Language
1990 - 1994

Interests

Apart from my professional responsibilities, I enjoy outdoor activities including kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. In addition, I participate in physical fitness programs involving kettlebells, TRX, and sandbag training.

Other pursuits include researching technology trends for international living and relocation, special libraries, and I am pursuing independent study on application development for iOS. For relaxation I an learning about homebrewing and local cuisine in Indonesia.

Awards

  • Superior Honor Award - U.S. Department of State (2016)
  • Meritorious Honor Award - U.S. Department of State (2003)