Hi! I am a queer, multiracial actor, filmmaker, and songwriter based in New York.
I was raised in Bucks County, PA by two biochemists. A sensitive Libra with an insatiable curiosity about humankind, I did a lot of moving around - switching my major four times in college, learning two languages, traveling to 15 different countries and living two years in Spain. Through it all, storytelling became my constant. In college, I spent a month in the highlands of Guatemala working on a documentary about an immigrant family. In Spain, I started an expat film group and began acting in theatre projects. When I moved to New York to pursue acting professionally, it became clear to me that telling stories was how I could most effectively explore humanity and give back to the world through nurturing empathy and understanding.
I take storytelling seriously. Myself not as much.
Some proud acting moments: acting opposite Jane Krakowski on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, winning Best Lead Actress at the International Horror Film Festival for my role in the feature film Honeybee, and being nominated Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 PCTF Awards for my role as Ivy in the World Premiere of The Year of the Solar Eclipse at Teatro LATEA.
Re: Filmmaking, my most recent film Natural Disasters won the Audience Award for Best Women's Short at Out on Film Festival, one of the oldest LGBTQ festivals in the US. I'm also the creator of project:girl, a film series inspired by true stories of girlhood, working to eliminate shame surrounding the female experience. We've been featured in the Huffington Post, HOWL Mag, Babesfest, and were an official selection at HBO's ITVFest. Young Woman, my TV pilot based on the series, was a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 Sundance Episodic Lab.
Re: Music, I won Best Original Music at the 2018 PCTF Awards for my song in the off-Broadway production of The Year of the Solar Eclipse. I co-host BITCH: a monthly female singer-songwriter showcase at Topaz Bar in Brooklyn that raises money for Planned Parenthood. I'm currently recording my first EP.