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.