I studied pre-law at the University of Southern California with an emphasis in human and environmental rights, but have always been an artist at heart. I spent years trying to find union between artistic expression and justice. I worked in documentary film for Participant Media, the producers of Food Inc., An Inconvenient Truth, etc. I joined a labor rights organization and drew a 4 ft portrait of a factory collapse survivor that hit the front page of USC’s newspaper and was photographed by the LA Times. I knew my life was meant to make change with art. That knowledge has remained.
Post college, I went full time into painting. One day, I hit a massive roadblock and could not enjoy the process. I decided instead to do a little photoshoot and graphic design the images. That was how my journey with modeling was born: out of a need for creative expression. I love the shared experience of uniting with other artists – makeup artists, photographers, stylists, designers – to bring forth a piece of art infinitely bigger than myself.
Yet, going down the modeling path, I began to lose touch with the part of myself that thought diligently about the impact of our consumerism. I wanted to make sure that that in which I was participating was cognizant of the delicate harmony of the environment and supportive of the many hands that touched, sewed and created the products that I wore. Role Models was somewhat of a godsend – an agency that thought deeply about these causes, and I couldn’t be happier to join.
I am deeply passionate about supporting the creative hearts that know these passions can coexist. I seek to be honest with people about what matters and to always have hope for a better future.