I've been fortunate to spend my adult life engaging in my twin passions of acting and educating. After receiving a degree in theatre from Northwestern, I  went through the Second City Training Center and then spent a couple of years performing improv in Chicago and touring with various improv groups. As part of Wavelength, an ensemble committed to creating shows for educators, my passion for teaching was reignited. I pursued a Master's Degree in Teaching from Harvard University and upon graduation, I spent a few years immersed in teaching acting and  drama full time. I eventually returned to my adopted hometown of Chicago and have been blending my passions ever since. I've appeared in dozens of stage productions across Chicago, received two Joseph Jefferson Awards, and have appeared in a slew of commercials as well as various on camera projects, including a recurring role on CHICAGO MED, the upcoming features RAIN BEAU'S END and NOISE AND COLOR, and the short film STAGE FOUR, for which I recently received a Best Actress Nomination from the Midwest Independent Film Festival. I had the distinct honor of working with Jane Alderman behind the camera as she cast multiple television shows and films and have carried the lessons of that experience with me as both a teacher and actor. I'm thrilled to be a member of the faculty of the Theatre School at DePaul, the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and Acting Studio Chicago, where I teach on camera acting and auditioning for the theatre.  Also, I love running, crocheting, and cats.