I'm an entrepreneur turning complex data into real-world impact. Currently, I'm working on Code for Democracy, a civic technology lab, and Tickermachine, an algorithmic trading firm. Previously, I was a data scientist for good, working with the ACLU and the World Bank to defend civil liberties and create sustainable growth through smart innovation policies. Before that, I was a strategy consultant. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.


Entrepreneurship

I'm dedicated to building a better world through data and innovation. Currently, I’m creating analytical and operational tools in civictech and fintech.

Co-Founder

Code for Democracy
March 2017 – Present

Code for Democracy is a civic technology lab working to strengthen democratic processes by creating digital tools that support free and fair elections, open governance, and fact-based public policy. We are a non-partisan, values-based organization driven by our commitment to transparency and accountability.

Founder

Tickermachine
February 2014 – Present

Tickermachine is a proprietary algorithmic trading firm specializing in cryptocurrencies, forex, and ETFs. We use low-frequency long-only strategies based on technical analysis and behavioral economics principles.


Data Science for Good

From fighting for civil liberties to working with the largest impact investor in the world, I believe that people's potential should not be constrained by the geographic or demographic circumstances of their birth.

Data Scientist & Policing Reform Expert

American Civil Liberties Union
May 2017 – July 2018 (1 year 3 months)

The ACLU engages in litigation to defend the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. I supported the econometrics expert for Collins v. Milwaukee, a Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment case challenging the stop-and-frisk practices of the city’s police department, and sifted through the city’s data, ran statistical models, architected data-driven reforms, and managed the economic consulting firm. Our 119-page report was crucial in negotiating the resulting $3.4M settlement and 5-year consent decree. As part of the agreement, Milwaukee will move towards evidence-based and bias-free policing with the help of an independent monitor.

Data Scientist & Innovation Policy Consultant

World Bank
October 2014 – July 2018 (3 years 10 months)

The World Bank seeks to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity by committing $50B+ in loans, grants, equity investments, and guarantees to developing countries every year. I led a team of data scientists in the Innovation Labs and the FCI, T&C, and ICT global practices tackling a $400M+ multi-region policy portfolio aimed at cultivating communities of entrepreneurs and creating sustainable growth through innovation. Our approach utilized geospatial and multi-entity dynamic graph data and combined techniques from natural language processing, network analysis, and computational social science in order to inform $150M+ in operational components.


Strategy Consulting

I started my career at a late-stage startup backed by Accel-KKR and Goldman Sachs, where we productized the traditional strategy consulting business model by standardizing engagements with software-as-a-service tools.

Business Consultant

Applied Predictive Technologies
August 2012 – January 2014 (1 year 6 months)

APT is a predictive analytics company that works with Fortune 1000 companies to design and analyze employee, transaction, customer, and store-level initiatives by combining the best of experimental economics, enterprise software, and strategy consulting. I worked with 11 organizations across 6+ industries, generating $100M+ in insights. I also co-led Penn recruiting and chaired the company-wide roundtable for consultants. APT was acquired by MasterCard for $600M in 2015.


Education

University of Pennsylvania

B.A. in Economics, Minor in Math, Summa Cum Laude w/ Distinction
2009 – 2012 (3 years)