Hey! I am an August 2017 graduate of Penn State University’s Arts Administration program, with a focus in Marketing.
Since the age of nine, I have been
obsessed with immersed in the world of theatre and entertainment. Since the day that I saw my first Broadway show, Wicked, I knew that this was the world that I wanted a professional future in. I started my own website for the show in 2007 mostly so that I would stop annoying my friends and family by talking about it all the time, but that was just the beginning. As time has gone on, not only have I grown to love other shows and artists, but I have become increasingly more fascinated with the behind-the-scenes aspect of the Entertainment Industry as well, and began exploring that interest on my own.
In the Summer of 2016, I interned with Situation Interactive, a Digital Marketing Agency in New York City with an impressive list of Broadway clients. During my time at Situation, I worked on the Creative Strategy team, on projects such as Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, Miss Saigon, Holiday Inn (with Roundabout Theatre Company), and Les Miserables. Earning this internship is one of my proudest accomplishments to date, as is the knowledge that it will lead to more opportunities to impact the industry that I love so much.
In the Spring of 2017, I put on my ARTSA Capstone course, which was a localized version of the 54 Below concert series Miscast. I cast, directed, promoted, acted as emcee, and performed in the show alongside twelve others. The event received a remarkable amount of praise, and was the most well-attended event in the history of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Outside of Broadway, I am a huge music geek. I love going to concerts and experiencing artists with various styles of music. I watch music trends very closely, and monitor the Billboard Hot 100 and 200 charts very closely to see what rises to the top. I’ve been able to see some incredibly powerful artists throughout the years, from James Taylor/Carole King, Billy Joel/Elton John and Barry Manilow, to Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. The contrast between musicians like these and those on Broadway has given me a lot of perspective on the industry and on the role art plays in everyone’s life.
Listening to Kelly Clarkson actually helped inspired me to go to the gym (and stay on the treadmill for longer than ten minutes) to lose ninety pounds. Since 2013, working out has been something I have cared immensely about. I was a very heavy kid in High School, and once I decided to change that, I have refused to go back to negative habits, I’ve gone through ups and downs since, but the gym is an outlet for me.