Born in Hoboken, NJ then raised in Ashland, OR, I have always had a penchant for understanding the puzzling paradoxes of society spanning from coast-to-coast and beyond. Writing has become my vehicle.
The media and its immeasurable power to influence cultures has also long fascinated me. Once I entered college at The George Washington University, I signed up to take classes in media studies. I was soon admitted into The School of Media and Public Affairs to study journalism. However, my curiosity got the best of me that year, and I decided to transfer to Colorado College where the grass was greener simply because there was no grass of any color at GW’s urban campus. At the small Liberal Arts college in Colorado Springs, I expanded my storytelling repertoire by producing short documentary films, and writing sketch comedy shows and creative nonfiction.
After graduating in May of 2015, I have continued looking skeptically at things that fascinate me, like the impact that Hollywood has on shaping society’s gender roles and the potential for reality TV to empower and portray women with complex nuance. I strive to both participate in the entertainment industry and question its role in reinforcing oppressive hierarchical identities, and if you’re wondering if I ever just watch a movie and relax the answer is no unless it’s When Harry Met Sally because that movie has some miraculous calming effect on me.
Since moving to Brooklyn, I worked as an Editorial Fellow/Assistant for a media startup, Heleo.com. I have also taken classes in improv at Magnet Theater and sketch writing at UCB. For almost two years I was a Weekend Writer for HelloGiggles.com, and I started working for Bustle.com as a Movies and Entertainment News Writer in 2017. Since then, I’ve expanded my freelance writing portfolio and I intend to continue doing so.
For leisure (yes I identify as Lady of Leisure with a day job) I practice yoga, I knit, I think I should go on a hike, and I search for hiking trails online. No I don’t actually go on hikes, but merely thinking about and planning to do so while living in NYC takes up enough time that I find my days adequately filled.