I have a background in finance and more recently, philanthropy. As the Executive Director of Robert L. Conconi Foundation, a Vancouver-based family foundation, I have worked closely with charities in British Columbia to build capacity and introduce innovation. I make it my mission to connect and engage with individuals, help strengthen the organizations and explore collaborative solutions. I holds a Master's in Financial Risk Management from Simon Fraser University where I also built-out BEAM, a student-run endowment investment program for undergraduate students. I also coached a similar program for graduate SFU finance students. A former basketball player, I speak several languages and have an impressive list of places in Vancouver to enjoy the best chocolates and pastries.