a bit about me:
I am a Haitian tech ecosystem builder and founder of Banj, Haiti’s largest coworking space and tech startup accelerator partner of Google, Stellar and Meta connecting various communities to promote innovation in Haiti and the Caribbean. With over 15 years of experience with grassroots organizations focused on youth empowerment, I am passionate about leveraging the power of technology and communication to reshape socioeconomic dynamics.
I am currently a Mason Fellow pursuing a Master in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School. Before Harvard, I worked eight years in international development in Washington, DC and Port-au-Prince at the World Bank, and with the Inter-American Development Bank then became a social entrepreneur supporting changemakers globally.
I serve on the board of the French-Haitian Chamber of Commerce, and of the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP). I am a Fulbright scholar, a One Young World ambassador and a Podcast host with a M.A in Financial Economic Policy from American University, and a B.A in Applied Quantitative Economics from CTPEA.
I enjoy travelling the world to share and to learn about youth, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. I believe that entrepreneurship is the only way out of poverty for Haiti. Through the various initiatives I am involved in, I am simply trying to offer all those willing to go in that direction a seat at the table.