Welcome to my little corner of the internet!
I am a multimedia storyteller, researcher, and creator of all sorts based in Los Angeles, CA. I am passionate about producing content (whether the medium is writing, photography, or film). Through my journalistic endeavors and academic research, I aim to share and amplify underrepresented voices, particularly those pertaining to women and girls.
I have worked as a freelance writer, penning articles for print and online publications with bylines at Huffington Post, MissHeard Magazine, The Representation Project, among other media outlets. I developed my writing skills covering events like New York Fashion Week and interviewing everyone from Condoleezza Rice to Ariana Grande. My media portfolio (a never-ending work in progress) can be found here.
I studied Anthropology and Gender Studies at the baccalaureate level with a minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media (UCLA 2020). My academic work is concentrated in feminist theory, visual culture, contemporary art, and media studies. I find it fascinating how everything we know about the universe, essentially, comes from human observation over generations; I think moments feel more real when I catch them on film or write them down.
After graduating from UCLA, I completed my 80-hour California-state certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor Advocate Training (October 2020). Upon completion, I started working in the field with Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Peace Over Violence where I provided emotional support, advocacy, and referrals via the 24-hour LA Rape and Battering Crisis Hotline. In my role as a counselor advocate, I guided and supported women through immediate crisis intervention and harm reduction.
While working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, I noticed the intersections between this population and other vulnerable groups, such as substance abuse patients and suicide-attempt survivors. As a result, I began a 75+ hour Suicide and Crisis Hotline Counselor Training through Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center (January 2021) and subsequently volunteered for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. I also fulfilled the New Jersey Opioid Overdose Prevention Network (OOPN) Program at Rutgers University and learned more about addiction, mental health, and complex trauma.
Through this line of work and training, I found great purpose in creating and curating trauma-sensitive spaces where survivors felt safe to share their experiences. Today, I am dedicated to holding sacred spaces where people feel free to be themselves; and ultimately, my soul purpose is supporting other women in finding their power.
This website has evolved into the digital home for my creative musings, including a blog and portfolio of multimedia work; and my current offerings, such as social media consulting. I hope you leave this space feeling inspired.