I’m a current junior at the University of Southern California studying Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Theatre at the School of Dramatic Arts.
I was born and raised in New York City and my upbringing there was integral to developing my sense of curiosity for the world around me and self motivation.
Surrounded by art and theatre as a child, I began performing when I was seven years old. I worked professionally as well with youth theatre groups, attended workshops and classes, and worked at the Metropolitan Playhouse. I also attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School as a Drama major and went on to attend USC for theatre. My interests in theatre expanded beyond performing into dramaturgy, directing, and producing as I became involved with student theatre companies at USC.
Writing about theatre helped me realize my interest in journalism. I became a reporter for Annenberg Media and Daily Trojan writing about both the arts and news at large. Over the course of my studies at Annenberg, I have written about not only the arts, but about school news, environmental issues, and politics as well.
Both theatre and journalism feel interconnected to me. Storytelling lies at the heart of both, but the ways in which these stories are crafted and told vary. I think my experience with each have provided me with a strong set of skills to tell engaging stories through a variety of mediums and techniques, and I hope to continue telling interdisciplinary stories in the future.