Languages: Spanish, English; some Portuguese
I am a queer, mixed-race (Latine, Polynesian and White), non-binary middle child and military brat. I was born in Providence, RI and raised mainly in the Carolinas. I received my BA in Musical Theatre from Rhode Island College, becoming the first person in my family to earn a college degree. I obtained my MFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University where my research focused on the intersections of voice, speech and sexuality.
I am a voice and accent coach, intimacy director, and actor whose work has been seen at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (CO), the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (MO), New Repertory Theatre (MA), the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NY), Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company (TX), The New Hazlett Theater (PA), The Hangar Theatre Company (NY), Central Square Theatre (MA), Latino Theater Co. at the LA Theater Center (CA) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland, UK). I am a certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and Fitzmaurice Voicework and a Master Reiki Healer and Teacher. I am the co-author of Here’s How to Teach Voice and Communication Skills to Transgender Women, a manualized approach for early-career speech and language pathologists wishing to offer gender affirming speech services. I currently serve as Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement at the University of Nevada, Reno.