Northwestern University - 2019
BA, English Literature; BM, Harp Performance
New York University - 2023
MM, Harp Performance
NYU Outstanding Leadership and Service in String Performance (2023), Steinhardt Music Talent Scholarship (2021-2023), Bespoken Fellow (2022), Fulbright Finalist (2019), Honors English Thesis (2018-19), Robert Mayo Prize (2018), Edwin L. Shuman Prize for Poetry (2018), Summer Research Grant Winner (2018), Pushcart Prize Nominee (2018), Dean’s List (2017-18), Best of the Net Finalist (2017) ACT: 35
I've taught privately and with a number of institutions for the past five years, and have worked with students from as young as pre-school up to doctoral candidates. At Northwestern, I was a Writing Place tutor and a tutor and mentor for Books and Breakfast. I tailor my teaching style to what works best for my students and enjoy using a number of creative methods and platforms to help teach concepts in a way that is readily understandable for them. While at NYU, I was on staff as an adjunct faculty member, teaching non-major harpists. In lieu of the pandemic, I have gained thousands of hours of online teaching experience, working with students across the globe. Other teaching experience includes teaching singing and music with the New OC Children's Choir, private tutoring, musical lectures and demonstrations and local libraries, and eight years of ESL experience.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
I previously worked as a music therapy harpist, playing for CHOC Hospital and Kaiser Permanente patients. While studying for my undergraduate degree, I volunteered at Books & Breakfast, a before-school program offering a nutritious breakfast, homework assistance, and emotional care to Evanston students in need of additional support. Currently, I work with The Confined Arts, a program that cultivates and showcases the talents and creative voices of artists directly impacted by mass incarceration and intersecting social justice issues.