Category: Volunteer

Curator: TechWeek New Zealand 2017

I was an independent curator for over 200 national events.

Tactile Astronomy Appeal & Fundraiser

Make a New Zealand GST-deductible charitable donation to support teaching Astronomy to blind youth.

Project Jonah Volunteer Medic

Since September 2016, I am a registered volunteer for Marine Mammal strandings in New Zealand. You can learn more about Project Jonah here: Project Jonah – Marine Mammal…

Community Volunteering: MESHED

I am involved in the development of the MESHED collaborative to support resillient communities in Auckland through neighborhood activations of MakerHood.

Volunteer: Makerhood

Building a talking forest with next-generation sensors at NatureHack Hackathon in New Zealand

In November 2015, I participated in the NatureHack hackathon which happened after a successful business introduction to New Zealand of Swedish provider Confetti and Sqore to enable the C Prize UAV competition also in 2015.

Network Society Ambassador

A set of simultaneous technologies is growing exponentially, with the common feature of being decentralized, and organized in a network. The Network Society project creates a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society at large to deal positively with this unstoppable change.

TEDxAuckland 2014

I am on the core organizing team for TEDxAuckland.

Consultant & Creative Specialist

In June 2014, I formalized my creative consultancy engagements with the New Zealand-based Live More Awesome Foundation. You can visit their official website right here.   What I…

Australia + New Zealand Global Impact Competition 2014

Through the generous support of Dr. Clarence Tan, SU Ambassador for Oceania, we are able to invite for the first time in 2014, New Zealand Residents for the Global Impact Competition of Singularity University.

Competition Deadline is 09 May 2014.

Auckland Startup Weekend

I worked as part of the 2014 Auckland Startup Weekend Core Organizer Team assisting in Communications.

TEDxAuckland 2013

I am a core organizer for TEDxAuckland. The independently organized TED event took place on 03 August 2013 in Aotea Square.

AMP Amplify Festival 2013

The first week of June 2013, I had the honor of traveling to Sydney, Australia for the AMP Amplify Ideas Festival.

The internal event at AMP focuses on bringing innovation and insights into the latest global trends in finance, markets and thought leadership.

ARIA at Burning Man 2012

I am in a project with ARIA in collaboration with Reallocate to build an ope source Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

Renewable Energy Expedition 2011

I was part of the Renewable Energy Expedition 2011 which was organized by ACORE (the American Council of Renewable Energy and 2041).

Communications Officer for the 2011 E-Base Mission

In March 2011, I was invited to be part of the 2011 Educational Base (E-Base) of 2041. The E-Base is located on the edge of the Russian Bellingshausen base in King George Island, Antarctica.

Advisor at LifeBoat Foundation

I was honored in mid-December 2010 to be invited to join the Media & Arts Advisory Board of the lifeboat foundation.

Design Strategy: Designers Accord EDUtoolkit

One-hundreed individuals from the world’s most distinguished academic and professional institutions convened for two days of highly participatory discussion, planning, and action around the topic of design education and sustainability. The output of the Summit is an online toolkit now available for anyone.

Joined the Designers Accord at gravitytank | Open House

In August of 2009 I joined the Designers Accord at the first Chicago Town Hall hosted in the gravitytank studio. The focus of the session was on sustainability by addressing “Elephants in the Room”.

Social Media work for Dr. Paul Polak

Work for Dr. Polak involved social media strategy in tools like Twitter, Facebook and recommendations for PaulPolak.com

Ning Community for KAUST

Between 2008 and 2010 I volunteered, created and managed a Ning-based social network for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Chicago Convergence 2008

I developed a Summit Planner and Agenda for the Chicago Convergence 2008. This document was made available as a PDF.

Social Media Organizer for The Scholar Ship*

As Community Manager, I facilitated the advance creation of 12+ student groups eight months prior to embarkation; Spearheaded early networking (sourcing for scholarships, planning of independent travel, creation of onboard life programs, simulations and seminars among others).

Campus Leadership at Western Illinois University

My seven years at Western during my Bachelor and Master’s I heavily invested in my passion: interconnecting people. I focused in international work and we did wonderful things.