A native of Maryland and the Washington DC metropolitan area, Tim is a graduate of Thomas Wootton High School, where he graduated with meritorious distinction/highest honors on his senior thesis and as the male Maryland AP State Scholar (having taken over 22 exams), and is currently a student at Princeton University majoring in Politics and Finance. He hopes to help out in any effort that empowers and engages youth to become the leaders of next generation. He is particularly interested in the intersection between entrepreneurship, technology, and the public sector.
Previously, he served as the Founder and CEO of Operation Fly, Inc. to help the inner-city population and homeless across the country through programs such as Food Donations, Sheets for Streets, and Packs for Backs with over $100,000 in annual revenues for which he was given the distinction of Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst&Young and Junior Achivement and one of the Top 25 Student Leaders by TIME Magazine and Bentley University. He also served as an elected member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, helping to oversee an annual $2.4 Billion Operating Budget and a $1.3 Billion Capital Budget for 150,000 students and 22,000 public employees across 200 schools and represented Maryland youth at the Maryland State Board of Education as their Education Liaison. In that capacity he chaired the Youth Slate, leveraging youth political power to get key state officials elected to office and worked on issues related to the achievement gap, the budget, and curriculum reform. Additionally, he has worked extensively for political campaigns across the country as a strategist and organizer both in the field and on Capitol Hill. Consequently, he has worked on field organizing/coalition building, data management, communications, and
GOTV for electoral campaigns ranging from Presidential to State Senate races and issue campaigns ranging from inner-city hunger to complex economic growth policies.
Currently, he serves as the National President of the National Youth Association (NYA), a political advocacy interest group that represents over 750,000 youth across the United States that lobbies and advocates for them in government, the corporate world, and the media through voter registration programs, a microfinance institution, a PAC, etc. He also heads up the Cross Pacific Education Initiative (CPEI) as the Co-Chair, creating forums for the exchange of ideas regarding education policy and practices between Asia and the Americas, and serves as the temporary Acting-Executive Director of an education venture doing work to combat child hunger and lack of primary education in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Guatemala. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of Jumpstart Maryland – an initiative to support and conduct research on policies of “strategic deregulation” for small businesses and promote programs/workshops to recruit and train the state’s next generation of entrepreneurs. This opportunity comes after working at Articulance Consulting Group as the Managing Partner, working individually with small businesses in the region to promote strategic outreach efforts.
At Princeton, he is currently writing a book on the growth of American institutions and its impact on entrepreneurship and activism in 21st century and is conducting independent research observing the intersection between entrepreneurship and government policy as well as innovative education policy. He usually travels on the weekends as a guest lecturer and campus organizer at various conferences and universities on GenY/Millennial entrepreneurship/activism and public education reform and sits on multiple political and non-profit boards.