Outside of my work, I like to write, serve up Vietnamese food with Rice Paper Scissors (and meet my community here in San Francisco), occasionally prototype new ideas for fun, hold classes as a way to learn new things (making machines think for you, developing creative incentive systems and giving nontraditional assets value), run to explore my city, and bike to places where my legs can’t take me.
My name is Stella, and I am currently a member of the investment team at Acumen. We invest in companies that tackle problems of poverty around the world, and I joined our U.S. portfolio to find health, workforce development (e.g., education, HR/people ops, future of work, etc), and financial service innovations that serve low-income Americans. Fun fact: my favorite part of our diligence process is talking to potential and current customers/beneficiaries. The photo on this page is from my field research for a fellowship I won in college, in Vietnam.