Grants Council Reviewer Nominations: Season 5

Council Reviewer Self Nomination

Council sub-committee: Milestone and metrics (operations)

If you are a delegate, please provide the link to your delegate commitment: PGov Delegate Committment

If you are a delegate, please indicate what % of votable supply is delegated to you: 1.24% (Here)

If you are a delegate, please indicate your voting participation rate in OP governance to date: Karma Link, Voting and Communication History: 100%

Please link to your voting history and any voting rationale you’ve shared: PGov Delegate Thread

Please outline any other contributions to the Optimism ecosystem to date:

  • Set up and ran FranklinDAO’s (Penn Blockchain) delegation when Optimism governance was first created over a year ago.
  • Spearheaded the deployment of Compound III onto Optimism
  • Took part on initial Velodrome airdrop to MakerDAO multisig
  • Active user for 2+ years, receiving all community airdrops; partaking in governance initiatives and activities (RPGF, Missions, etc.)

Do you have a technical background? If so, please elaborate:
I helped review, analyze, and follow up with teams that applied for grants from Near and Aurora ecosystems. Finishing up BS of science in Economics in Business Analytics and Finance with 2+ years of experience in blockchain data analytics as well as basic programming skills.

Have you previously served on a Token House Council or committee? If so, please specify which: Anticapture Commission

Please demonstrate any experience you believe is relevant to this role:
As part of the Uniswap Deployment Accountability Committee, our team has helped oversee and hold teams that are looking to deploy Uniswap v3 onto their chain accountable. Particularly, many chains promise x rewards for deployments and it’s our job to follow up and ensure those are delivered, directly parallel to the milestone and metrics role of this job.

I was a grant reviewer and milestone analyst for the Near and Aurora ecosystems for over a year. An emphasis and focus for me was checking in with the grantees on a milestone and constant basis, seemingly identical to this role.

For the last few years, I led FranklinDAO’s (Penn Blockchain) delegations expanding the delegated projects to Optimism, Uniswap, Compound, Aave, Arbitrum, etc. Now, leading the PGov delegate platform in a more personal capacity has given me even more responsibility and experience. I have voted and participated in over 100 governance votes across over a dozen different ecosystems and have had to review and understand possible conflicts of interest and politics at play constantly as well as upkeep and monitoring of votes that have passed to ensure proper accountability.

Some other relevant experience includes:

  • UADP (Uni/Arb delegate program): Responsibly managing delegate relations and interests for Arbitrum on behalf of Uniswap
  • Contributing to a fair and decentralized framework for Ichi

Please demonstrate expertise relevant to your Council sub-committee: (Laid out above)

Please describe your philosophy on what makes a good Governance Fund grant:
A good governance grant should align first with the general Optimism vision and foundational missions. There should be net positives for the entire ecosystem as well as include impactful and logical milestones for funds.

What types of Mission Requests do you think will help achieve the Season 5 Intents?
Requests that emphasize Optimism native projects first and foremost. In favor of add-on grants for teams that have already found a niche in Optimism and have shown product market fit. More emphasis for visibility and novel ideas.

Please disclose any anticipated conflicts of interest: Delegate in different defi ecosystems

Please verify that you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct 4: I agree to abide by and contribute to the implementation of the Optimism Code of Conduct.

Please verify that you understand KYC will be required to receive Council rewards at the end of Season 5: I understand that KYC will be required to receive council rewards.

Please verify that you are able to commit ~20 hours / week to reviewing grant applications and other Council operations: I am able to commit 20+ hours/week to the duties of this role.