My road in life has taken me all over.
Getting a painting degree because I making art work.
Volunteered as an art director for graduate student films at NYU.
Found a job as a receptionist in a TV commercial production company.
Worked on a a bunch of films as a producer, editor and more. Then got a job as a new media editor.
After leaving NYC, worked at Harvard U as the managing editor of a top poli sci journal.
While at Harvard, fell in love with photography and exhibited my work.
Moved to SD and found ArtPower! A perfect combination of all my skills.
While working as the film curator, started teaching at UCSD.
Keep following my journey


High School
Tufts University


ArtPower! Film Curator

I program films and create opportunities for emerging filmmakers.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

My work days usually consists of meetings with campus and community partners, goal setting or reaching goals, creative time to map out plans, going to film festivals to find great films, web research on films, festivals, and more!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an MFA or MA (though I don't have a masters). Make films / photographs or take a class to experience making work. Get experience in community outreach and fundraising. Learn how to balance a budget. Learn software skills. Take leadership opportunities. Love film! Love photography! Love encouraging filmmakers!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"I am lucky, no one tried to block my meandering path!"