Finance & Consulting in Austin, Texas
I crunch numbers: I've been everything between corporate finance to business analytics, an independent consultant for startups and small-businesses, as well as part of a team with sell-side Private Equity.
I seek learning: educated in architecture and construction; extensive background in graphic design; currently learning to code in my spare time; always gathering knowledge from podcasts, books, conferences and courses.
I dig eating: from trucks, greasy diners, scientific instruments, high end kitchens, and my own kitchen - basically all of it.
I like adult beverages: especially involving gin & mezcal and elaborate dressings.
I collect music experiences: carrying earplugs in my purse for easy access is a necessity during live shows be they down the street or across the country.
I solve my own problems: from making my own skincare, to tailoring clothes, repairing my car, building furniture, and most importantly building community.
I get only marginally embarrassed: by how much time I've probably spent waiting for .GIFs to load on my phone; by how languid my training is between my monthly 5k runs; by how many pairs of "back-up shoes" I own to replace my favorite footwear upon sunset, by how many times I've eaten donuts for dinner.
I volunteer: I facilitate community-driven policy and organizational change in civic initiatives around housing, transportation and affordability. More specifically I'm a charter board member and President of Friends of Austin Neighborhoods, and sit on the the housing & transportation committees with the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area.
I live my community-driven values on the daily: I reside in an intentional community - a storied co-housing situation in Central Austin where I'm the senior-most resident, logistical lubrication, and emotional laborer extraordinaire.
The overarching theme in my interest is increasing access to and empowerment of my communities.
I leave things better than I found them.