CV

Education

2018-2019:
UC Berkeley

Dropped out after first year of College of Environmental Design Master of City Planning program

Coursework on housing market innovation and market-rate affordable housing; see my blog

GPA 4.00
GRE 167V 159Q 5.0W

2010-2014:
Harvard College

Bachelor of Arts cum laude in History, secondary field in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights

Coursework on postwar American/European histories, sociology of race and sexuality, urban issues, racialised & queer literature/art/film

Leadership roles at the Food Literacy Project, Harvard Canadian Club, Harvard Independent; Peer Advising Fellow to first-years on Thayer 4

Leverett forever. #GTower

GPA 3.79
SAT 740V 770M 750W

2006-2010:
Innisdale Secondary

Valedictorian of graduating class

Founding Editor-in-Chief of Invader Updater school newspaper, 2009-2010
Student Council President


Skills

Advanced analytics in Excel and Python; excellent team leadership, organization (Notion/Confluence), writing, PowerPoint, executive communication, analytical planning, graphic design skills


Languages

Native English speaker

Working proficiency in French, with immersion via working experience in Northern Québec


For press clips and awards,
see Recognition.


Acting

Throughout my childhood, from 2000-2010, I worked as an actor in Toronto, with on-camera and voice roles in film, TV, and commercials.

For more information, including credits and the whole story, consult my page on the subject.

Experience

2020-: Rivian

Lead, Strategy & Corp. Dev. Vancouver, BC

Internal consulting and business development role; to date, worked on accessories portfolio, infotainment system feature planning and partnerships, international manufacturing, and consumer ecosystem

2019: Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Graduate Student Researcher
Berkeley, CA

Researched and wrote a report on innovative start-up financing models that increase access to homeownership; not published

Co-created company selection framework for Housing Lab

2019 (S): UrbanSim

Management Advisor Intern Berkeley, CA

First business-focused hire at professor’s urban planning data analysis start-up; collaborated to build operational OS, go-to-market plan and financial model for the company

2014-2018: Bain & Company

Consultant
Toronto, ON/Johannesburg

Co-led Bain Gay and Lesbian Association for Diversity (BGLAD) in Toronto, tripling membership in 2 years and being chosen to speak at BGLAD’s 2016 Chicago Summit

Intensive analysis and project coordination for >10 cases, including CEO-level strategy initiatives; led >5 sub-teams; filled senior consultant role on private equity diligence team for 5 assets; reputation as a culture linchpin in office and on teams

2013 (S): Microsoft

Assoc. Product Mgr. Intern
Bing Social & Sponsorships Bellevue, WA

Planned, managed teams for, and executed 22 in-person product events for Bing with the Seattle Seahawks and other national partners, reaching 32,000 people; developed detailed future strategy vision

2010-2014: FLP

Representative Captain
Cambridge, MA

Spent four years running food literacy initiatives in Annenberg and Leverett dining halls and led all the reps in senior year

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Movements

For a full listing of the political and nonprofit strategy and action work I do in collaboration with friends and comrades, visit perennial.work.


Volunteering

2021-: Vancouver 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

Representing a radical queer perspective that centres Indigenous context, oppressed communities, climate truth, and queer futurism

2016: The 519 Community Tax Clinic

Interviewed and filed tax returns on behalf of Village community members, including new LGBTQ immigrants

2012: Harvard First-Year International Program

Developed budgets, plans, and menus; coordinated with vendors, institutional dining, and student leaders to feed 150 mouths as the director of the Food and Catering Committee

2010/2012: Mission Hill Afterschool/Summer Program

Supported children living in Boston’s Mission Hill neighbourhood on academic skills after school and led a classroom over the summer

2010-2012: Harvard College Democrats

Canvassed around New England in 2010 and 2012 election cycles; served on 2010-2011 executive board as Service Director, organizing monthly service events with community groups around Boston

2009-2010: Kids Help Phone Student Ambassadors

Travelled across Barrie and southern Ontario getting the word out and staffing events for Kids Help Phone; received province-wide annual award for my contributions in 2010