Originally a Canadian, I've been in New York for over a decade where I now live with my partner, toddler, and needy cat. I've been involved in non-profits and social justice movements since I was five years old when I organized a bake sale for the Humane Society. As an undergrad engineer, I joined Engineers Without Borders Canada in its start-up phase working overseas in India and then scaling their overseas sending program. Lately, my personal energy is invested in supporting movement building and understanding the ways that White supremacy and ableism show up in our non-profit and movement structures.
On the side (in pre-toddler-pre-pandemic-days) I'm also an artist. I launched a literary magazine for women and gender-non-binary writers, I’m an alum of VONA — a writing residency for BIPOC, and I directed Yoni Ki Raat — a performance where established and new South Asian artists work together to share their stories about gender in a raw and powerful performance. More recently I have been focused on fabric art that explores gender and belonging.
I love to facilitate conversations, workshops, and meetings. I draw on my experience as an artist to think creatively about how to make room for every single person and I draw on my experience as an engineer to help rally a team towards tangible ideas and solutions.
I love meeting new people, immersing myself in new settings, and problem-solving together. Please reach out if you’re interested in collaborating.