I was born and raised in Los Angeles (but the only tangible way that fact affects my everyday life is that whenever I meet someone new, they tell me how rarely they encounter LA natives). When I was little, I asked my mother what she thought I'd be when I grow up. She pondered about it for a while and answered, "Something new that there isn't a name for yet." I figured that must have meant something to do with computers or technology, but I kept the idea in the back of my mind as I grew up and pursued my interests.
In 2012 I graduated with high honors from UC Berkeley's department of Theater & Performance Studies, a program that emphasizes critical analysis, research, and diversity in addition to the creative and practical aspects of performance. To supplement my college education, I took acting courses at the Yale School of Drama and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, studied Irish Theatre abroad at Trinity College Dublin, and completed the full improvisation training program at Upright Citizens Brigade. The amalgamation of all the techniques I studied in these programs - Meisner, Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, Laban Movement, Viewpoints, Fitzmaurice Voicework, long form improvisation, and more - provided me with the tools I use now to be present and engaged while interacting with audiences in immersive theatre.
After graduating, I spent some time in San Francisco working in theatre administration, performing in stage plays, and occasionally designing, producing, and assistant directing. Subsequently, I worked for five years as a production manager for a startup animation studio and YouTube network, where I honed the organizational, budgeting, and scheduling skills I use as a producer today.
In 2017, I found out about the immersive theatre community in Los Angeles, and became fascinated by this innovative form of storytelling. I began to audition and perform, and eventually started creating my own work. One day, while I was crafting some customized mementos to give to audience members of my show, Snow Fridge, I came to a realization. I had found my mysterious purpose that did not yet exist, the one my mother had predicted when I was a child. It was to be an immersive artist.