I was born and raised here in the Bay Area. I attended college and graduate school at Occidental College in Los Angeles. After living in LA for close to a decade, I longed to move back to the beautiful and vibrant Bay Area. The arts have called out to me ever since I can remember. Relatives often tell stories about how I excitedly danced in my crib and baby seat long before I could walk. In the visual arts, my passions lie in design work. I love making things streamlined and pleasing to the eye. Along with the visual arts, I was heavily involved with the performing arts. I was lucky enough to watch Cirque du Soleil during their very first visit to the US, and was instantly enchanted. Through out high school, and up until a few years ago, I was deeply involved in the local theatre and circus scenes. I am a trained dancer, acrobat, and aerialist. I am very excited to be here at OMI and share my love for all the arts with our cadets.