I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I began dancing at the age of 3 after stumbling upon a group of dancing Christmas trees at a shopping mall while searching for holiday presents with my dad.
I became interested in how war is transmitted through bodies, and consequently began researching Agent Orange in 2007 after visiting the 'Friendship Village' outside of Hanoi, Vietnam. From 2010-2014, I led a dance collective titled Project Agent Orange dedicated to investigating embodied transmissions of contamination.
I received my B.A. in Psychology and Dance from Stanford University. I also have a M.A. in Performance Studies from the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality.
When not researching, writing, or crafting in a studio, I can be found baking bread or churning salted caramel ice cream.