I grew up in the town of Winnetka, Illinois and attended New Trier High School where I excelled at creative writing and communications. I spent my high school years in the radio broadcasting studios and went on to major in broadcast journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. While studying there, I worked newsroom shifts at Columbia’s NPR affiliate, KBIA, where I covered everything from mundane local stories to a high profile student protest on campus in 2015. Unsatisfied with a minor in theoretical film courses the school offered but with a passionate interest, I decided to apply for a filmmaking course at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where students would have the opportunity to each make 5 films within the course. I was determined after this to continue learning the craft of filmmaking in a masters program, where a practical approach to making films was a strong emphasis. I found this to be the case at the London Film School. This was where I ended up, and had the experience of working on my own films as well as work on many others films as editor and sound recordist.
I have been in the industry since 2016.