Business Development Lead, Founder at First Friday's Group

Bachelor's From The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

First Friday's Group

Business Development Lead, Founder
• Provide digital skill-sharing platform with focus on training college students / youth, from disadvantagedbackgrounds, in technical art forms; negotiate contracts for 50+ student opportunities related to relevant passions• Delivered tech pitch to Cisco & Red Bull, securing spot as sole US startup accelerated out of 1590 global competitors
October 2018 - Present
(1 year and 11 Months)

Travis Karter Clothing

Finance Lead, Founder
• Created ecommerce clothing line featuring 30 products; developed successful marketing strategy to sell and ship to over 10 countries, with 100% of all Travis Karter lines’ profits funneled to Water is the Answer (WIA)• Oversee FP&A and negotiate clothing supply prices / manufacturer agreements, leading to ~40% overhead decrease … see more
November 2015 - Present
(4 Years and 10 Months)

Water Is The Answer

• Founded nonprofit, at age 15, to improve access to clean water for children and families globally; accomplished via construction of sanitary wells and hygiene-centered educational programs • Funded construction of two wells in Arondizuogu, Nigeria, impacting community of over 20,000 residents … see more
August 2015 - Present
(5 Years and 1 month)

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Business Development Intern
• Executed revenue analysis and volume forecast, and streamlined financial reporting techniques, on product performance accounts valued at USD $100M for Fortune 300 organization • Spearheaded optimization project; identified process improvements through data analysis to save 24 hours quarterly in employee time and $1,200 per employee, in monthly wages, for Industrial Products division• Enhanced corporate communication; presented weekly to 30 stakeholders on 15 product groups’ performance data … see more
May 2019 - August 2019
(4 Months)

Heart Institute of the Caribbean

Business Analytics Intern
• Analyzed revenue data totaling over JMD $200M to deliver financial projections using Excel • Developed unique KPIs to drive efficiency & measure product usage in clinical services• Translated between Spanish, English, & Jamaican Patois to facilitate staff-patient communication• Collected & analyzed data on behavioral risk factors for senior physicians, assisting in the publication of two scientific abstracts … see more
May 2017 - August 2018
(1 year and 4 Months)

Baker Donelson

Intern at law firm Baker Donelson. Shadowed Senior Attorneys understanding the fundamentals of legal structure and development of legal opinions
September 2016 - October 2016
(2 Months)

The Johns Hopkins University

Economics, International/Global Studies

The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

International Economics
Master's degree
• Accepted as accelerated BA/MA candidate to pursue Master's Degree in International Economics at the esteemed Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies