I graduated from American University with a BA in Theater Activism comprised of performance, government studies, and international peace and conflict resolution. During school and since graduation I've collaborated on a number of performative social justice projects as an actor, director, writer, and producer in America and abroad, and now I'm pursuing my MFA in movement-based ensemble theater with a focus on acrobatics. From this work I've cultivated a fiery curiosity that I strive to fuel within the high school- and college-aged students I coach, challenging them to develop not just aptitude but passion for their studies. I tutor various levels in Mandarin Chinese, Test Prep, Mathematics, and English, with a particular love for critical reading and writing of dramatic literature. Balancing process and structure is key for me so I make sure we start each session by setting goals for that session and then returning to them at the end, thereby ensuring the student can point to a measure of accomplishment within our time together. Aside from front handsprings, I absolutely love fantasy novels, science fiction and video games, particularly RPGs and survival horror. I'm always thinking about my next camping trip and when I'll make the time to get my motorcycle license.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: American University - Bachelor in Arts, Theater Activism
Graduate Degree: Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training - Master of Fine Arts, Ensemble Theater
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1510
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 790
astronomy, biology, genetics, science fiction; video games, table-top games, card games, literature; theater, plays, performance; acrobatics, gymnastics, tumbling; hiking, camping, exploring