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Born and raised in Southern California in  a multicultural family of entertainment professionals and globally concerned activists, I became obsessed with visual arts and their ability to affect change from a young age. I guess that equates to Valley Girl with a vision.

 

I hold a Master’s degree in Communications Management (Change Making Media) with honors from USC and a BA in Sociology (Social Impact of Film and Visual Arts) from UCLA. Forgive student debt already, please!

 

For over 15 years I have worked as a volunteer and served as Director of International Relations to the Pacific Rim Institute for Development and Education, an NGO holding special consultative status with the UN’s ECOSOC and dedicated to orphaned children and women’s rights. Nothing to joke about there, just lots more work to be done.

Thankfully both work and family life have given me the opportunity to travel and spend quality time with locals throughout Mainland China, West Africa, the Pacific Islands, Central America and Europe, gifting me a broader perspective of the human experience and deeper appreciation for the underrepresented peoples and indigenous traditions of the world. 

 

Which is why as a filmmaker, with professional experience on both sides of the camera, I am most interested in lending my creative energies to the development of narratives and artistic visions being neglected, and teaming up with others who dare to do the same. HEALERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!