Former Crisis Intervention Counselor to victims of domestic violence, people who were suicidal, incest survivors and sex offenders. Commitment to violence cessation led her to Produce Radio. Radio programs include “Rape, Incest & Domestic Violence- Making the Connections.”
Awarded Fellowship to NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program. Mid-year set sights on NYU’s Graduate Film Program. Transferred to film department after receiving Dean’s Fellowship. 2nd-year, short film won Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Award for Best African-American Student Filmmaker. Received M.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts- Graduate Film Program.
Awarded IFP/NY Emerging Narrative Award & Slamdance Screenwriting Award for feature-length screenplay ‘The Parachute Factory‘. The script explores violence as a ‘rite of passage’ for young people in America.
In development on feature-length screenplays: ‘The Parachute Factory’ and ‘Aria’, Writer & Director on both.
At work on a Memoir which includes observations about America, race, violence, sexuality and pop culture.
Freelance Writer: Shadow & Act/IndieWire, Ebony.com, Rewire.com. Article topics include: ‘The death and genius of Whitney Houston’, ‘Quentin Tarantino’s- ‘Django Unchained’ (Slavery in the White Male Imagination). Writings are observations and critiques of the culture and cinema.
Resides in Brooklyn, NYC.
Favorite haunts: Florence, Italy & Paris, France & Belmar, NJ (hometown).