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May 2023 Alumni Spotlight


Hometown: I grew up in Massachusetts (in and around Boston) and Woodstock, CT.

Currently Living In: Los Angeles, CA

WA Class of: 2000

Best WA Memory: I loved track & field and cross country meets.

Favorite Teacher: My favorite teachers were Professor Kantor who taught Spanish and Dr. Graseck, who taught history.

After Graduation: After high school, I attended Brown University and majored in Art Semiotics and Africana Studies. I moved to NYC after college and worked in film. I wrote, directed, and produced my first feature film there. I moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and continue to work in film and television. I directed my second feature, Boy Genius, in Los Angeles and produced three other feature films and have directed 30 episodes of television on shows such as A Black Lady Sketch Show, Hello Jack: The Kindness Show, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, and Saturdays.

Today: I am currently a film and television director and mother of two.

WA Takeaways: Woodstock Academy benefits from being part of a tight-knit community filled with caring, thoughtful, and creative people who are invested in education.

Advice for Future Centaurs: Explore a multitude of disciplines. The size of The Academy allowed me to participate in a plethora of opportunities. While there, I ran on the track and cross-country teams, I participated in theatre, I was part of the Spanish club, I played the saxophone, I took photography, and I created my own independent studies, among other things. There was a real support system for exploring that I still appreciate today.