In 2012, I finished my masters degree at the VCU Brandcenter, a program recognized as America's number one graduate school in advertising and marketing and known for it's intensity and toughness.
In the Summer of 2012 I was part of a team that was a finalist for the i.e.* Start-Up Competition. Our site, City Scrapbook, will make it easier for people to add context to their social content and how it relates to their community.
In the Spring of 2012, in partnership with GOOD magazine and it's GOOD Ideas for Cities program, I co-led a team that presented ideas to the city of Richmond to help accelerate small businesses starting up near the James River.
While I attended the Brandcenter, I participated in a few hackathons for Spotify, product managing my team to develop working prototypes of music apps in 48 hours.
In 2011, I co-led a team of Richmond creatives to pull off the first RVA Zombie Film Festival, an effort to raise awareness and money to benefit our local icon, The Byrd Theatre.
My first year at grad school I co-led my classmates of creative technologists to build a website for organizing panel discussions at the 2011 SXSW interactive festival, the site became Panelizr and went from concept to beta in 10 days.