I grew up in Manoa Valley, a rainy little pocket on the island of Oahu. At 18, I moved to California’s Bay Area to attend Stanford University. I began my studies in Electrical Engineering and after much youthful soul-searching, and a quarter abroad, I finished in Creative Writing. Stanford is where I met my best friend, with whom I am still roommates, as well as where I first stepped foot on stage.
After graduation, I moved to New York City to study acting, and there remained. I am still studying the craft, adding to it both singing and dancing. I support myself by tutoring, babysitting, and cater-watering. Being able to live in the city of my dreams, pursuing everyday that which I am passionate for, surrounded by a community of incredible, loving, friends and artists, is beyond what I could have imagined.
My favorite babysitting memories are always the simple ones. Going to the park and playing soccer with my 2-year old boy (or my best attempt at it!), watching movies together, baking holiday cookies with my 10-year old girl, singing, dancing, playing make-believe with my and most of all laughing! As a long-time tutor, many of my favorite memories are also tied to seeing my students surpass even their own expectations for themselves. Over time, whether working with grade-school students, or adults, that same sense of growing confidence and self-belief appears and never fails to melt my heart.