I studied sketch comedy writing at Second City, iO, and Stage 773. I write and direct my own sketch at a monthly variety show and other pop-up sketch shows around the city.
My goal is to write more diverse female characters and cast more diverse people to play those roles. This is something that is so often overlooked in the entertainment industry and it is very important to me.
My biggest strength is in fast, witty dialogue and realistic character motivations.
My favorite thing to write about is the characters we see in our everyday life - the girl who won't shut up about traveling, the guy who constantly thinks dick pics are great, the boss who tries to be a friend and a hard-ass, the friend who posts her snapchat stories for her ex. Truth in comedy.
I direct through an improvisational approach and mold and edit my script through discoveries I make with the actors and their own voices.
I started doing stand up at the end of college because I wanted to talk about things people were scared to talk about - feminism, mental health, and their childhood obsession with Pokemon.
My voice is real.
I talk about my experience of growing brown in America, how I googled how to have a one night stand, dealing with depression and suicide, asking a guy out for the first time, and my ugly duckling syndrome.
I talk about racism in America, our current app-centric dating culture, and the pressures we put on women.
I also talk about biting into fake fruit, selfies, and fiber one bars.
Have a listen to some of my bits - some are at open mics, others are at show cases.
The Onion is one of my favorite things. So I write my own satire from time to time.
This prank went viral and got press on The Washington Post. It got over 94,000+ hits on Tumblr and shared widely across social media.