About Me

I am an educator and a poet, 2nd dan blackbelt, software engineer, and social entrepreneur. My greatest concern is how to leverage breakthrough technology to address the human condition in illuminating ways. My classrooms are often attended by laughter, sometimes so much that they’re asked to pipe down.

I love what I do for work. I teach literature, computer science, math, and martial arts to ages between 5 and 65. I taught in high risk neighborhoods in New York City, including Rikers Island. And I love every minute, every lesson.


New York University, MA

English Education: Teachers of English Language & Literature in CollegesPresent

Brooklyn College, MFA

Creative Writing: Poetry2011

Boston University, BA

English with Computer Science minor2007


Share Meals

Founder, CEO • 2013 to Present

Organization ending hunger on college campuses

    Brooklyn EOC

    Adjunct Lecturer • 2017 to Present

    TABE and developmental literacy skills with continuing education students

      Cooper Union STEM Program

      Adjunct Instructor • 2016 to Present

      Intensive weekend and summer computer science courses with high school students

        New York University

        Front End Developer • 2018 to Present

        Develop user facing features for various NYU departments


          React Native App Developer • 2018 to Present

          Port and extend existing NIH funded Ionic app for speech therapy to React Native

            Pace University

            Instructor • 2010 to Present

            Credited survey class in Taekwondo


              Adjunct Lecturer • 2017

              First year English composition

                Manhattan EOC

                Adjunct Professor • 2013 to 2016

                TABE and developmental literacy, science, and math with adult learners

                  Rikers Island

                  Adjunct Professor • 2014

                  Pre-college prep for incarcerated female students

                    College Now

                    Adjunct Professor • 2014 to 2016

                    College level first year seminar and speech & theater courses for hs students at Queensborough CC, EBC HS for Public Service, and Canarsie HS

                      Brooklyn College

                      Adjunct Professor • 2010 to 2014

                      First year college learning community

                        College of New Rochelle

                        Adjunct Professor • 2010 to 2013

                        Introductory composition, journal writing, and GED/BA program for adult learners

                          New York University

                          Assistant Coach • 2015 to 2016

                          Nationally medal winning competition team in Taekwondo


                            Wagner Food Policy Alliance Board

                            Finance Chair2018 to Present

                            A coalition within the NYU community working toward a just and sustainable food system

                            Universities Fighting World Hunger

                            Hackathon Consultant and Organizer2019 to Present

                            Assist University of Maine host their first hackathon in conjunction with their UFWH international summit


                            Sustainability and Social Impact Track Chair2016 to Present

                            Annual global hackathon

                            Association to Benefit Children

                            Resident Teaching Artist2015

                            Taekwondo after school program

                            Brooklyn College TKD Club

                            Founder, Faculty Advisor2009 to 2016

                            National competition team


                            Educational Director, Senior Instructor2014 to 2015

                            Mentorship for success startup

                            Free Self Defense Seminars

                            Organizer, Teacher2009 to 2012

                            Partnered with organizations and departments at Brooklyn College

                            Brooklyn College

                            Selection Committee, Faculty Chair2010 to 2015

                            Study abroad scholarship of $1,000

                            Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

                            Big Brother Mentor2008 to 2009

                            Youth mentoring organization

                            Speak For Yourself

                            Cofounder, Performer2004 to 2007

                            Slam poetry club at Boston University

                            Intercollegiate Slam Team

                            Founder, Performer2006 to 2007

                            Regionally touring slam poetry team


                            Algorithm For Change: The $1.5M AI/ML & xR Access to Education Competition

                            NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program2018

                            Current semi-finalist, still in competition

                            Clinton Global Initiative University

                            Clinton Foundation2018

                            For individuals who demonstrate a clear passion for change and a Commitment to Action that is new, specific, and measurable

                            40 Under 40

                            New York City Food Policy Center2018

                            40 individuals under 40 years old who are working to transform the food system

                            SSLD Fellowship

                            NYU Leadership Initiative2018

                            Developing Social Sector Leaders of Color, 5% selection rate


                            Edward Gersh Fund2017

                            Given to education students to further their studies


                            Facebook Global Hackathon Finals2017

                            All expense paid trip to Facebook Headquarters

                            HackPrinceton 2017


                            Best Use of Wolfram Technologies - Sponsored by Wolfram

                            PennApps 2017


                            Grand Prize

                            $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge Grand Winner

                            W.R. Berkley Center2017

                            Social Venture Track

                            George Sandowsky Award

                            NYU CS2017

                            Given for exemplary innovation in using the Internet for community service

                            Development Prize Competition

                            NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program2017

                            Finalist, 5% selection rate


                            NYU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Association2016


                            Clinton Hunger Leadership Award

                            Rise Against Hunger2017

                            In recognition of oustanding leadership in the movement to end hunger

                            Green Grant

                            NYU Office of Sustainability2017

                            Open Kitchen, a community cooking class series

                            EdTech Track Winner


                            Awarded for Confluent, a digital platform to revolutionalize the way foreign language vocabulary learning is accomplished

                            Sustainability and Social Impact Track Winner


                            Awarded for Share Meals, a digital platform that tackles hunger and social isolation on college campuses

                            2nd Place Overall


                            Awarded for Shibboleth, software that empowers educators to identify and assist English as a Second Language needs in their classrooms

                            Community Service Award

                            Brooklyn College2011

                            In recognition of service to the Brooklyn College community


                            Rosalee C.

                            So to Speak2015

                            Advice for Haitian Boys

                            Runaway Parade2013


                            Off the Coast2013

                            music, cloudy

                            Off the Coast2013

                            One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-Two Inches

                            Off the Coast2013

                            I Never Noticed Flies

                            Breathing Poetry2009

                            Einstein's Nightmare

                            Indiefeed Performance Poetry2009

                            Ode to the Common People

                            Boston University2008

                            Boston's First Night - Live


                            Dear Boston University

                            Boston University: Points of Departure2007

                            XX Blood Brother

                            The Clarion2007

                            B Mynor

                            The Clarion2007

                            Hail-Mary Missiles

                            The Clarion2007

                            The Ridgework of His Fingertips are Signatures

                            The Clarion2007

                            D20 Heavy Water

                            Indiefeed Performance Poetry2006

                            Haiku for an Imagined Love

                            Burn Magazine2006

                            It's Real

                            Burn Magazine2006

                            NYC / Boston

                            The Clarion2005


                            The Clarion2005

                            a lit cigarette

                            The Clarion2005

                            Extended Metaphor

                            The Clarion2004

                            I broke bread with...

                            The Clarion2004


                            Next Gen Summit

                            Panel Speaker2018

                            Diversity in Entrepreneurship

                            NYC Food Policy Center

                            Panel Speaker2018

                            Emerging Tech in Food

                            SXSW EDU


                            Improvised Assistive Tech $5 Mystery Box Challenge

                            Universities Fighting World Hunger International Summit

                            Breakout Session2018

                            Cross Disciplinary Co-Creation: How NYU engages multiple majors to solve hunger

                            Maine Hunger Dialogue

                            Breakout Session2017

                            Solving Food Waste in Real Time

                            University of Missouri

                            TEDx Talk2016

                            How Hunger Gave us Purpose

                            New York Times


                            Leftover Meal Plan Swipes: No Waste Here