ABOUT

My life is animated by a simple question:

How do we create the conditions for human and ecological flourishing?

 

This question has guided me to work across diverse fields including: youth mentorship and education, social impact bonds and impact investing, macroeconomic research, and federal antitrust and competition policy, among others. My current work takes three main forms: advising, writing, and catalyzing projects.

 

I am a Senior Fellow at the American Economic Liberties Project and co-lead of the Access to Markets initiative.

I am Board Chair of The Predistribution Initiative which aims to improve investment structures and practices to address systemic risks like inequality and climate change.

 

I helped co-author The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition — named one of the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2018. My writing has been featured in publications such as: The Financial Times, Quartz, The Globe and Mail, and The Washington Post.  I've presented to audiences around the world on competition policy, macroeconomics, and new economic thinking at venues including: the Oxford Union, the International Women's Forum, and the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club. 

I helped launch the First Principles Forum, a convening to support technology company founders and early employees in their thinking about philanthropy and impact investing — now housed at Stanford's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. 

I have an MBA from the Oxford Saïd Business School and a BA in International Studies from Baylor University.

I live in Seattle, Washington with my husband, and nudibranchs are my favorite sea creature. 

CURRENT INTERESTS

  • emergence and complexity science

  • systems thinking

  • non-extractive and democratized economic models

  • power dynamics (anti-monopoly)

  • liminality — the space between 

  • antinomy — believing two seemingly oppositional truths (paradox)

  • bioinspiration from small things: mycelium, moss, diatoms, etc.

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