I recently graduated from DePaul University with an MFA in Acting, and I love telling stories that further the diversity of Asian American experiences.
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where I was surrounded by my Chinese culture at home, and my American culture at school and in my neighborhood. I performed in plays at school, and often wrote and directed our Christmas plays at church. Even since I was young, I felt drawn to the art of live theatre and performance, but never considered it as a potential profession.
Throughout middle school and high school, I chose Drama elective courses whenever I could. My first full length play that I acted in was 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at BASIS Tucson, in which I played Lady Bracknell.
At Duke University, I took at least one theater studies class per semester my first two years, and eventually realized that I wasn't intending to stop. I joined various performance groups on campus including Duke Asian American Theater, Duke Players, Antic Shakespeare, and TemptAsians A Cappella. I am very honored to have directed Duke Asian American Theater's first full-length production, 'Ching Chong Chinaman' by Lauren Yee, and I performed in the Theater Department's production of 'ENRON', directed by award-winning director Talya Klein, "An Experiment with An Air Pump" directed by Jules Odendahl-James, and "BOB: A Life in Five Acts" directed by Ellen Hemphill. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Psychology, and decided to pursue further training at DePaul's MFA in Acting program.
At The Theater School, my work has included The Veil (HANNAH), The House of Bernarda Alba (ANUSTIAS), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (LISA/MARIA), The Cat in the Hat (THE FISH), and The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra, Go! (VIOLET WONG).
Currently, I am an actress-musician based in Chicago, looking to contribute to awesome projects! Please contact me. I'd love to meet you!