Being an avid book reader, a theatre-goer, and a movie watcher, I've always known that I wanted to become a writer and an artist. One of my earlier influences was "The Wizard of Oz." I watched the film and live shows, and read the book when I was a child and it was amazing to see how a story could be told in different mediums. I have written creative works including a children's picture book and screenplays. I am also a performer and activist. My theatre and acting background have provided me with the ability to understand others using empathy, find the right words to connect with people emotionally, and tell a story. Social issues that I care about include animal welfare, conservation, environmentalism, health equity, racial and gender equity, human rights, and LGBTQIA+ visibility and inclusion.