My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had a passion for helping people and grew up with technology.
Left the Valley to major in marketing in Hawaii.
Went into marketing and events for public housing.
Joined Microsoft to develop a community and event program in the retail stores.
Found a passion for philanthropy, helping people & technology and joined Microsoft Philanthropies.
Keep following my journey


Program Manager

Help youth gain access to computer science education through work with nonprofit organizations.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

I'm often on Skype or email with the HQ for a nonprofit organization, working to learn what's working and what we can improve in our work together. I connect Microsoft and our other partners to resources and people who may be able to help our nonprofit partners in their mission and meet our YouthSpark vision for access to computer science education. You'd see me having a lot of conversations which at first may not make sense, but over time evolve into pieces of a puzzle that I'm putting together.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Start volunteering at nonprofit organizations. Find a passion for the people or topic you're most interested in and try lots of things so your experience is diverse.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues