Education & Training

 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, School of Communication -- Evanston, IL

September 2021 -- June 2023

  • M.F.A. Writing for the Screen & Stage '23 (3.95 GPA, In Progress)

  • Received full scholarship and taught Foundations of Screenwriting to undergraduates

  • Inducted into National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO, Quinlan School of Business -- Chicago, IL 

August 2014 – May 2018

  • B.B.A. Marketing, Minor in Theatre (3.66 GPA, Cum Laude)

  • Studied abroad and completed international film internship in Rome, Italy

  • Awarded “Outstanding Community Service Award” from Dept. of Fine & Performing Arts
     

THE SECOND CITY CONSERVATORY -- Chicago, IL

September 2020 -- September 2021 

  • Advanced, audition-based program, using improv as a tool to develop satirical sketch comedy revues 

THE iO THEATER -- Chicago, IL

June 2019 -- June 2020

  • Improv and writing programs, including Talk Show Portfolio, SNL Sketch Packet, and TV Pilot Presentation

Relevant Work Experience

THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT -- New York, NY

Production Intern (Onsite)

June -- August 2022

  • Assisted in production, script, control room operations, music, research, talent, and other departments

  • Created a daily television comedy show in a high-paced environment alongside industry professionals

  • Wrote the opening headline pitches that aired on 6/15/2022 and 7/28/2

 

GOODMAN THEATRE – Chicago, IL

Development Assistant (Onsite)

January 2019 – July 2021

  • Organized fundraising events for this Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning regional theater

  • Wrote grant proposals and mass email appeals to secure funding towards its $22 million budget

  • Composed articles as Associate Editor for Intermission and NEXT weekly newsletters

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT – Orlando, FL

Vacation Planner, Disney College Program Intern (Onsite)

June – December 2018

  • Awarded 10 Sales and Guest Service Awards over a 6-month period while processing Annual Pass contracts

  • Operated a computerized ticket system, offering Guests tickets from a menu of over 128 different configurations

  • Understood the Guests' needs while pitching the right-fit tickets for their vacations 

 

Other Creative Experience 

THE ONION

  • Slideshow Contributor, published with 15 articles to date

BABY WANTS CANDY

  • Ensemble, New York Times Critics’ Pick, “world's most popular improvised full band musical!”

SHAMILTON! THE IMPROVISED HIP-HOP MUSICAL

  • Ensemble, New York Times’ “one of the top 5 shows to see” in 2022

IMPROVISED JANE AUSTEN

  • Ensemble, Chicago Reader 2019 Best Improv/Sketch Troupe

Special Skills

 

Working proficiency in Italian and Spanish language; arts marketing/sales and development; works well with children