Just before my senior year, I left Princeton University to build Branch Media, which Facebook bought in January 2014. Our company designed experimental social products, such as Branch and Potluck, that aimed to foster more thoughtful conversations on the internet.
At Facebook, I oversaw the development of new consumer-facing products and features. During this time, I was also a Venture Partner at Betaworks, an early-stage investor in technology companies.
Since September 2015, I have been serving as the White House's first Director of Product. My projects for the Obama Administration include the Community Diaper Program and the first-ever government bot on Facebook.
Originally from Santa Monica, CA, I now live in Washington D.C., after spending four years in New York City and London. I'm twenty-five years old and a proud donor to KCRW, Doctors Without Borders, and Coalition for Queens.