Born and raised in New York City, I'm the daughter of a jazz musician and an actress. My journey has been a fantastic mix of grit and culture. In a crazy and often mundane world, I write screenplays to remind people that life is exciting and possibilities are endless. 

 

I come from a community of artists and activists that inspire the dynamic characters I write. I went to boarding school in Massachusetts, which was a wild experience that I'm still trying to wrap my head around. I have a BFA in film studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. 

I've held various jobs in film and tv production, I tended bar for several years in midtown Manhattan and I worked with an NGO fighting for women's rights in war torn countries. All the while, pursuing my career as a filmmaker and telling the stories I want to tell.

Several of the short films I wrote and directed have aired on television and screened in film festivals worldwide, including, BET, Travel Channel and The CW. I appeared on a Discovery Networks series called 5 Takes Europe, which followed American filmmakers making films while backpacking through Europe. I have written for CondéNast and RKO Pictures and developed with Jeff Margolis Productions and Will Packer Media. 

 

I create bold and surprising stories about the underrepresented that push the envelope. This means layered, authentic characters, challenged with startling dilemmas and placed in strange, wonderful worlds.

I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two kids.

 

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