Every major step forward in my life so far has been inspired and encouraged by the mentors I’ve been fortunate enough to have. I believe that hopes, dreams, and advice are best shared in ongoing, personal relationships, and it’s important to me to make myself available as a mentor to others. I’m practicing the blue pencil approach, daily.
I’ve had so many great experiences in my life, and I’d love to share them if you’re considering pursuing a similar path.
- Community building. I like community — online, offline, around the neighborhood. (See here.)
- Education: Academia → Startups. I’m finishing a Master of Social Sciences degree at the University of Colorado Denver. I’m currently working on an interdisciplinary thesis. Several years ago when plotting what I’d do after grad school, I worried I’d never find the intellectual curiosity that I so loved about higher ed (and assumed I’d work in higher ed)… until I found the tech startup community. Intellectual curiosity (and experimenting/doing!) abounds.
- Experience: Marketing → Biz Dev. I manage partnerships & sponsorships at Techstars. I get to help tech entrepreneurs every single day. I transitioned to this business development-oriented role after 12 years in b2b marketing.
If you’d like to work together, you can write me a letter responding to the questions below; I’ll write back to all letters I receive in this way within two weeks no matter what. In response to the most exceptional letters, I’ll propose further correspondence—and in certain cases, an ongoing mentoring relationship.
- Tell me about yourself. How did you become who you are, and who do you want to become?
- What do you hope to gain from our mentoring relationship?
- What’s the best thing you’ve read, watched, or listened to lately?
Add links to any profiles or projects you’re proud of, and send it all to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to learning together!
Part of a distributed mentoring movement.