Mother | Educational Thought Leader | Strategist
What drives me each and every day
Providing an experiential journey for each student.
I began my career as a computer scientist with major corporations. Yet, my love for education, intertwined with my professional background and devotion to my children, propelled me into the realm of educational entrepreneurship. In 2011, I established an educational franchise, quickly elevating it to a top-tier national brand for afterschool programs. By 2019, I expanded its reach to 107 franchises across five countries before moving on.
In 2020, leveraging my expertise in technology and curriculum innovation, I founded UpBrainery Technologies. My aim: to address the gap in exploration of emerging skill-based career routes. My zeal for shaping the Future of Work revolves around equipping students with skills that directly translate into employable assets. Especially with AI's growing prominence, I am fervently committed to forging pathways for students, helping them understand how these evolving skills shape their future prospects.
A sought-after speaker, I frequently addresses topics surrounding use of AI in the educational space, the Future of Work and skill-based careers. She's passionate about guiding schools, students, and parents through the maze of emerging skill pathways.
Awards and Accomplishments
Entrepreneur Magazine: Top 200 Most Influential Women 2023
Forbes Magazine: 50 > 50 2023
Inc. Magazine: Top 100 Women 2022
Houston Business Journal: Women to Watch 2019
Recent Speaking Opportunities
STEM Conference (Abilene, June 2023)
Women In tech Summit (Chicago, June 2023)
Steam Academy Conference (Houston, June 2023)
Advancing Academic Conference (Austin, June 2023)
STEM Conference (Corpus Christi, July 2023)