I am a third year costume design MFA candidate at UCLA's school of Theatre, Film, and Television. Before moving to LA I was working as freelance costume designer, design assistant, manager, and stitcher/craftsperson in the Washington DC area. I studied Linguistics and German Language/Literature at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Even though I did not study theatre I participated heavily in theatre extracurricularly. I had the opportunity to design costumes or lights for several theatre and dance productions, and served as the elected Executive Producer of a student run theatre company committed to producing bold, challenging, and socially conscious work. Upon graduation I started two years of fellowship at Arena Stage, a top ten LORT theatre in Washington DC. I spent my first year in Company Management and my second year in the Costume Shop, where I got to work with incredibly talented and well regarded designers, drapers, managers and craftspeople. After my fellowships ended I began freelancing locally. I worked frequently at Signature Theatre as a design assistant, where I had the chance to assist on their award winning production of Dreamgirls, as well as several other large musicals. I also worked as a stitcher and craftsperson for three shows at the Washington National Opera. During this time I continued to seek out interesting projects to design, some of my favorite projects include my work with the Washington Source New Play festival and Rorschach Theatre, where I am a company member. After a few years in the working world I decided it was time to complete my education in the art of theatre and costuming, and am currently pursuing my MFA in costume design at UCLA. After graduation I hope to continue to get to create compelling characters and stories through visual storytelling in the media of theatre or film.