I am at heart, a storyteller. Writing is my passion and something that I've been pursuing since I was twelve years old and wrote my first novel by the age of thirteen. I attended the Tri County Early College, where I earned an AA degree before I graduated high school. I was taught using a new method of teaching Project Based Learning that gave me the skills to become a public speaker, a teacher, manage my own time, and drive my own educational experience. During my time in high school I started several school clubs, wrote for our community's local newspaper, and was a keynote speaker at a STEM conference in Raleigh, NC.
From TCEC, I went on to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I earned a degree in Theater, with concentrations in Russian Studies and Global Cinema. What's more important, is that I kept up my interests as a storyteller. I studied journalism for two years, wrote research papers on philosophers, learned how geography and the environment helped determine and develop ancient societies, and I saw how powerful the captured image can be in film and other mediums. During this time, I wrote for the student newspaper; The Daily Tarheel, I was the head-writer for an Augmented Reality videogame in association with UNC Hospitals, a play I wrote was published and several others of mine were produced, and I helped staff and run over twelve main-stage plays at Playmakers Repertory Company.
I believe in personalized education that focuses on teaching students how to think, rather than memorize facts to forget them after the test. I believe that the best way to engage students is by harnessing their own interests, and teaching them how to drive their own education by encouraging experimentation, exploration, and doing. I work to empower learners and help them find their own talents and voice, be it through writing, film, history, or art.
Allow me to help you tell your own story.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelor in Arts, Theater Arts
Writing/Reading Film Video Games D&D and Tabletop Games Cycling Graphic Design Voice Acting
AP Studio Art: Drawing
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Writing
IB Visual Arts
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
PC Basic Computer Skills
Technology and Coding