Founder and CEO
I graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Development and Entrepreneurship. I had planned to work for the UN or an NGO, but soon came to see that the best way to lift people out of poverty was through economic opportunity, not aid. With degree in hand, I moved back to my village to build Ecodunia.
I grew up on a farm in rural Kenya, but at the age of nine my childhood home was destroyed in a civil war. I had to move to the slums of Nairobi, which brought a very different experience of poverty and its effects. This shaped my life’s work to create a social enterprise that makes a difference in the lives of the poor and those who have been left behind by the global economy.
I now live and work between California and Kenya.