I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where I played a lot of violin as a kid and then got more into choir and theater as a teen.
I went to Rice University, where I really got into musicals and even transferred into The Shepherd School of Music as a Vocal/Opera Performance major for several semesters before ultimately graduating with a degree in Asian Studies (Chinese History, Culture and Language, magna cum laude).
Seeking a "practical" career in the arts, I went to the UC Berkeley School of Law and became an entertainment lawyer in S.F.--briefly.
I was still loving doing theater on the side, started doing on-camera and print work too, and joined AEA & SAG-AFTRA (professional actors' unions).
I decided to finally go for it for real, and left law to attend The Boston Conservatory (at Berklee), where I gat a Master's Degree in Musical Theater.
Now I live in NYC, and am having the time of my life doing musicals and plays, film and TV, commercials, modeling, hand modeling and voiceovers!
I still play the violin every now and then.
I also love cooking and all things food-related.
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