Education

 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, The Graduate School -- Evanston, IL

September 2021 -- June 2023

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

 

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

August 2014 – May 2018

  • B.B.A. Marketing, Minor in Theatre '18     

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

  • Graduated with honors (3.66 GPA, Cum Laude)

THE SECOND CITY CONSERVATORY -- Chicago, IL

September 2020 -- August 2021 

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

THE iO THEATER -- Chicago, IL

June 2019 -- June 2020

  • Improv and writing programs, including Talk Show Portfolio, SNL Sketch Packet, and TV Pilot Presentation w/ Kim Howard Johnson, and Sitcom Spec Script w/ Michael McCarthy

Work Experience

THE ONION – Chicago, IL

Features Contributor

November 2019 – present​​

  • Pitch jokes for video infographics on a weekly basis and receive feedback from The Onion’s editorial board

  • Published regularly with 14 articles to date, approximately once per month

 

GOODMAN THEATRE – Chicago, IL

Institutional Giving Assistant

January 2019 – July 2021

  • Wrote grant proposals and mass email appeals to secure funding for productions and education programs

  • Associate Editor for Intermission and NEXT weekly newsletters

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT – Orlando, FL

Vacation Planner, Disney College Program Internship

June – December 2018

  • Achieved monthly sales goals and earned sales rewards

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

 

GRAY TALENT GROUP – Chicago, IL

Talent Agency Intern

May – August 2017

  • Edited audition reels for major film/TV/theatre projects (Amazon, Broadway, FOX, Disney, NBC/Universal, Netflix, The Onion, Showtime, Warner Bros., etc.) using Movie Studio Platinum

  • Analyzed scripts to write character breakdowns for agents

 

Awards & Recognitions

VARIOUS SCREENWRITING CONTESTS

April 2021 -- Present 

  • Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition 2021

  • Quarterfinalist, Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards Season 6

  • Quarterfinalist, WeScreenplay Shorts Contest 2021

ANNOYANCE THEATRE

February 2020 -- Present

  • House Ensemble  

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

June -- November 2018

  • Disney Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Sales Blitz Winner

  • Disney Vacation Planning “Magic Carpet Club” Sales Awards (4)

  • Disney “Grape Soda” Recognition Awards (5) 

 

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

May 2017

  • Dept. of Fine & Performing Arts -- Outstanding Community Service Award

Additional Skills

 

IMPROV & SKETCH COMEDY

  • Second City, iO Chicago, Annoyance Theatre

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • Basic Italian and Spanish

WORKS WELL WITH CHILDREN

TECHNICAL 

  • Asana, ArtsVision, Basecamp, Canva, Celtx, DISCO, ERD Plus, Final Cut Pro, Final Draft, Google Apps, Hootsuite, IMDbPro, iMovie, MailChimp, Microsoft Office, Movie Studio Platinum, Qualtrics, Rstudio, Sharepoint, Slack, Social Media, SPSS, Survey Monkey, Tableau, Taskstream, Tessitura, TOD 2.0, WinCAS, WordPress, Wix