I am a learning designer and musician. I teach guitar at New York City Guitar School, run early childhood music classes with Jam with Jamie, and work as a teaching artist with Wingspan Arts and City Center Theater Company, in addition to maintaining a schedule of private voice and guitar students. I recently completed Agile Rascals 2019 Florida Tour, for which I composed, arranged, and performed music for a brand-new show about climate change. Recently, I music directed the Lion King Junior at Marin Theater Company, designed science toys for kids at Leapfrog Toys, and worked at the Lawrence Hall of Science writing cool science curriculum for kids.
In my musical life, my show The Last Ibex premiered at Musical Cafe’s 2018 spring showcase…
Unadmissions: A Law School Musical premiered at the Flight Deck Theater in Oakland…
God and Xylophones was performed at Inferno Theater’s Diaspora Festival…
…and I released an EP of kids’ songs:
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If you’re an employer, here’s the official story: I have a BA in cognitive science from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard. After graduating from law school in 2013, I transitioned into education as a consultant, developing K-6 curriculum for Moondrop Entertainment and NextLesson and e-training for Kixal, leading projects for Launchpad Toys and the Center for Digital Storytelling, and doing consumer insight work for healthcare insight firm Brandwidth Global. Now I’m working at Leapfrog Toys, after being happily ensconced at Lawrence Hall, on the same floor as the chinchillas.
Some of my work is featured here:
- Joan Ganz Cooney Center
- 55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays
- Don’t Think About The Glump
- NextLesson mini-lessons
And here’s the low-down on Project PenPal, which I worked on with Launchpad Toys:
Right now, I am working on the third draft of a middle-grade fantasy novel with the inspiring guidance of Gabriela Pereira at DIYMFA and writing original songs that mix the whimsy of Raffi with the lyricism of Iron & Wine (Soundcloud, Youtube). Writer-musicians who inspire me include Jennie Dorris, Josephine Cameron, and Sandra Boynton.
Some other internet cameos include:
Open-minded, collaborative, interdisciplinary, or just curious?
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