Born and raised in Los Angeles, I've spent the past 8 years in a passionate love affair with New York. The day after I collected my shiny little BA in theater from Wesleyan University, I moved to the city, and I've been creating stories here ever since, aside from a few several-month excursions to places like Atlanta (for work) and Ireland (for play).
A lover of storytelling in all its forms, I started my professional journey by getting an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU, and shortly thereafter participated in the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. As my career has progressed, I've remained passionate about the development of new plays and musicals, both as a writer and as a director, and in recent years, I've also moved into the fiction and film/TV spaces, completing manuscripts for two novels, writing a few pilot and feature scripts on spec,
serving as Director's Assistant on the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, and providing dramaturgical consulting for Crocodile Eyes, a new production company co-founded by Respect director Liesl Tommy.
I’m passionate about stories that explore intense interpersonal relationships (often familial or friend relationships rather than or in addition to romantic) between characters who, over the course of the story, either go on an adventure, solve a mystery, or fight for what they believe, or some combination thereof. I prefer to work on projects that make the audience both think and feel, and I particularly love working with genre and reinterpreting traditionally male-dominated genres through a feminist lens. In everything I do, I value collaboration and strive to use clear, well-structured storytelling to achieve the desired emotional and intellectual impact.