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In a nutshell, my work is to help people achieve radiant health. I am passionate about advancing innovative solutions that protect human and environmental health.
My passion to advance new clean technologies began during a high school field trip, where we visited the local wastewater treatment plant. I saw first hand how we were releasing somewhat harmful water back into the river. Afterwards I became focused on identifying ways to improve our water treatment technologies and their underlying economics. I came to learn that broader portfolio of clean technologies–renewable energy, advanced water treatment, and smart agriculture–all hold great promise to help improve people’s lives over the short- and long-run. Especially for those who have to spend the most just to get the basic resources of electricity, food, and water.
I attended Loyola Marymount University to study water treatment in more depth for my undergraduate studies. Afterwards I went attended MIT to understand how new clean technologies like reverse osmosis membranes are successfully commercialized. It was there through my research at the Sustainability Initiative in the Sloan School of Management that I became energized by the problem of advancing early-stage clean technologies. I was fortunate to meet, work with, and learn from many professionals working to solve this complex problem in the greater Boston area. In cleantech, the “valley of death” and heavily skewed risk/reward ratio is difficult to overcome, but by no means impossible.
Then I joined Flex, a global contract manufacturing firm, which addresses many cleantech scale-up challenges head on. My first role was in the corporate strategy team. Then I joined the corporate development team in the energy and industrial business segment. After Flex I joined Qualcomm, a global semiconductor firm, which is driving the 5G wave. Its chips enable data-rich monitoring and analytics for new solutions like the smart grid. It’s been a privilege to have direct and indirect involvement in addressing the challenges of advancing new and mature clean technologies.
Ultimately, all my work is driven by a strong desire I have to know God, glorify Him, and speak to the radiant life He offers us in Jesus of Nazareth.