Born in the snowy Northwoods of the US, I came to Aus on exchange during my Kinesiology/Anatomy degree…and never really left. I abandoned my pursuit of becoming a doctor to work in startups and have never looked back. Working in startups has enabled me to make a positive impact on the world at a scale that medicine never could. On a personal level, I’ve been a competitive athlete my entire life, which has given me an unreasonable passion for and interest in athlete wellbeing and gender equality in sport.
I run the Startmate Women Fellowship, which means my job is to give ambitious and talented women the tools, connections and confidence they need to find their dream job in the startup ecosystem.
I spent the past 4 years in the People Ops space working for a pretty cool company called Elevate Education. During that time, I was able to help millions of students across Australia aim higher and get the most out of their education. Like I said, pretty cool.
I'm soooo excited by the (long overdue) momentum we're starting to see behind Women's Sport. There's greater participation, more media coverage, an increase in prize winnings and sponsorships for female athletes, and in some rare (but exciting) cases - even equal pay! Some Women's Football matches are selling out stadiums of 100,000 fans...something is changing and I am here for it.