Gramercy Park, New York City, USA

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It’s nice to meet you digitally. 

Where did it begin?

I began my career at Cornell University where I completed a Bachelor of Science in only 3 years, studying Textiles & Apparel, Business, and Fine Arts.  At the age of 20 I moved to my dream island of Manhattan and joined the fashion industry, working with all the “couture monsters” of the 2000s.  I traveled around the world sourcing fabrics and other materials to build the beautiful clothing seen on the catwalk.

After some time I decided to start a new adventure by joining Columbia Business School.  While working on my MBA, I worked in management consulting for McKinsey & Company, traveled extensively, and advised startup businesses ranging from designer shoes to AI.  

Today and Tomorrow

Today, I pursue many interests including consulting for startups, voiceover acting, and creative writing. 

When enjoying some free time, I may be found experimenting with new recipes in my tiny kitchen, attending the latest fine art exhibition, or listening to old French music while reading.


12+ years professional experience

MBA, Columbia University

BS, Cornell University

Voiceover, Voice Forward with Anna Garduno

Voicover, Actors Connection with Paul Liberti 



Sharp | Intuitive | Engaged

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One of my professional interests is entrepreneurship, and I genuinely enjoy combining my consulting and startup expertise.  Having worked as both a full-time employee and consultant in various companies ranging from tech to e-commerce to lingerie, I bring a well-rounded point of view.

Services and project length are flexible and can be tailored to your business' needs.  I have worked with teams on fundraising decks, business development, operations, customer experience, and general strategy. 

I am located in New York, but am available remote or for limited travel.

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One of my favorite creative outlets is voiceover acting.  I've had expert training with actors and former agents, and continue to learn.  VO genres include Commercial, Animation, Narration, and others. My complete voiceover profile and demo are available on

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I've been writing as long as I can remember, and conjured my first narratives while swinging in my childhood backyard. 

Professionally, I've written many resumes, essays, presentations, and other materials, but my greatest desire is to write creatively.  

I'm currently working on some exciting projects while listening to 1920's era jazz, and hope to share them with you soon.

If you're interested in my writing or wish to talk about writing in general, please send me a message.

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