Acting and education are in my blood. When I was a kid growing up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, my educator mom, younger twin brother and sister and I were models and actors. I also did a lot of voiceovers until I was eighteen. I went to school at NYU for Educational Theater and then moved to LA to pursue my acting career. I learned a lot doing stand up comedy and in various roles. I recognized my love for children and children’s literature could be a way to combine acting and education. I moved back to New York, attended graduate school, and earned a Masters in Library Science. There is an aspect of storytelling in everything I do. I love acting out the story to bring it to life for the children listening. I became a teacher and then a librarian. Throughout this time, I continued to study acting both in LA and New York. When I was teaching and during librarianship, I took as many acting classes as possible from renowned teachers, constantly learning and improving. As the years progress, I realize I must pursue my passion for acting in new settings. When I act, I am most present. I am doing what I am supposed to do.