I am currently a Manager in the Criminal Justice Reform program at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. I joined the organization in 2017, after working as a software engineer. I bring both my firsthand experience with the criminal justice system and my strong technical skills to CZI to help advance critical reforms in the space.
Much of my work focuses on partnering with a rapidly growing national coalition of formerly incarcerated leaders that are expanding and accelerating the reform movement. I support their efforts to build national and state-based coalitions that are challenging the harsh laws that contribute to mass incarceration, passing critical legislation, and giving those who are closest to the problems a voice in reimagining a justice system that does a better job at helping people and keeping communities safe.
I have spoken extensively–including to leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce–about his story, the systemic barriers that keep so many people from achieving their full potential, and the urgent need to expand opportunities to formerly incarcerated people.
I have years of experience creating client-facing web applications. My experience includes: development, testing, prototyping, maintenance and implementation of customer projects. I have participated in development proposals and product presentations as well as working as a lead engineer in a team of developers who created a data visualization project for the University of Pittsburg.
My prior experience includes 20 years working in the underground utility industry, including 12 years as the founder and CEO of a geotechnical company. I managed and completed large and complex underground utility analytics for government and private entities. Accordingly, I am able to manage, collaborate, stay on task, schedule and deliver quality products to customers.