ACTOR Born and raised in Colorado, the middle child on my mom's side, the youngest on my dad's. I spent a lot of my time wishing I were a dog, doing puzzles, obsessing over Harry Potter and making terrible music videos and movies with my siblings. I could take a nap anywhere. Anywhere. My favorite spot was on our coffee table. I love making up wacky characters and talking in different dialects (one day I will master Moira Rose). All of my family vacation memories consist of horrible sunburns and my parents taking turns doing indoor activities with me. This set me up for a solid self-deprecating sense of humor, fluency in sarcasm, a sharp wit and very little dignity.
I joined Thespian Troupe 5450 in high school and spent a summer at the National High School Institute’s Theatre Cherubs program. My passion for the work and for the communities that form around it led me to the acting program at University of Northern Colorado, where I earned my B.A.
ARTIVIST College primed me for an acting career, but it wasn't until I found myself in the tempest of New York City that I truly uncovered my creative voice and artistic identity. In 2015 I was brought on as the Director of Online Communities for StateraArts, a non-profit organization working to bring women* and nonbinary artists into full and equal participation in the arts. I also joined the efforts for prison reform, working at Rikers Prison as an actor-trainer for their crisis intervention training program-- a workshop training their DOC officers and mental health clinicians to access their empathy and de-escalate inmates without the use of force. And I served tables in Midtown-- a special kind of hell.
EDUCATOR From my experience as an artist in the city and my work with Statera erupted a growing awareness of the need for mentorship in this industry. This led to my involvement helping coach and judge several Speech & Debate Regional Competitions for Berkeley Carroll High School and expanding my involvement with Statera as a Regional Coordinator for their mentorship program. It served as a driving force in my decision to pursue an MFA in Acting. As a PATP candidate at the University of Washington, I have taught beginning acting courses to pre-major and drama-curious undergraduates. I will graduate with my MFA in spring of '21. I'm currently based in Seattle with my favorite husband, Adam.
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