I was born and raised here in the Bay Area. After high school, I moved down to Los Angeles to attend college and graduate school at Occidental College. My time in LA was spent exploring all the diverse geographical, cultural and artistic landscapes of the sprawling metropolis. After living in LA for close to a decade, I grew tired of the transient nature of the community. My time in LA helped me realize what a beautiful and vibrant place the Bay Area is, and so I moved back in the late aughts.
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. 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. Throughout high school, and up until a few years ago, I was deeply involved in the local theatre and circus scenes. I am a classically trained dancer, acrobat, and aerialist. OMI has become family to me and I am very excited to be here to share my love for all the arts with our cadets.