I am a New York City based actress, model, and entrepreneur. I work mostly in lifestyle print and commercials but continue to pursue film and television. I am also launching two unique accessories companies this year at the intersection of fashion, health, and the environment. I have a masters degree in Global Media and Communication, in addition to my undergraduate degrees in Film Studies and Communication Studies.
Born and raised in Illinois, I've lived in 8 cities globally and have visited many, many more. Above all, I love to travel and immerse myself in cultures very different from my own. I also enjoy sports and athletics of all kinds, from scuba diving and skiing, to boxing and martial arts, I'm happiest when I've had a great workout and exploring nature.
I love to learn about people's varying definitions of beauty and what beauty is in their lives. To me, beauty is a feeling we get rather than something we see. Beauty is that rush of adrenaline, that fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach, or something indescribable. You feel something beautiful rather than simply see something beautiful. That's why photos often do not come out as well as when we experienced the sight firsthand; because what we experience we cannot capture on camera. We cannot capture the smell, the feeling, the excitement of the moment in a still image.
I love fashion and photography for how they are tools for personal expression and communication of inner feelings. Some days you feel hot pink, some days you feel grey, some days black and some days white. To put on some piece of fashion that doesn't fit with your inner feelings just doesn't feel right. Beauty is defined by the individual, and therefore is an infinite exploration. I love these aspects of my business for how it makes a me feel. I'm a different person in front of the camera and I enjoy exploring that transformation. After all, how you feel determines how you act and how you interact determines everything in your life and the lives around you.
I love watching films, exploring museums, my weekly cooking classes, Manhattan people-watching from my windowsill, and taking every aspect of my on-camera career to the next level. I love exploring the food an drink scene in NYC. I'm fiercely independent, but don't mind if you want to tag along for the ride.
Thanks for reading, I appreciate your time and attention.