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Bio & Resume

A recent grad from the film program at NYU Tisch, I am a Jill-of-all-Trades: director, writer, producer, editor, and improvisor.

I have produced numerous short films (including The Solar System, 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival Van Gogh Award for Best Drama) in addition to writing and directing my own (Rocket Man). Work experience includes the BBC, Discovery, Comedy Central, Indian Paintbrush, and Unique Features.

I have also worked with the Media Democracy Fund and Ford Foundation funded documentary, The Internet Must Go, the Sundance Institute-affiliated Asian American Artists Foundation, and served as the Operations Manager for Upworthy. I also served as the Summer 2013 Directing Actors Workshop coordinator for Directors NYC.

To pay off my student loan debt, I'm pursuing the ever lucrative field of comedy. My parents can blame the fine folks with whom I am fortunate to write sketch comedy and perform improv with, The Improvisation News Team.

I've now added stand-up comedy to the list of things I do that don't provide healthcare. You can catch me at various shows/venues around NYC.

To pay rent, I currently freelance in production and as an editor.

I look forward to the day when I can write on a late night show and then get my own show and then maybe not have to worry about how I can support my Krispy Kreme donut habit.

It's pronounced "Shree-yah"

I wear a lot of hats: digital media producer, communications professional, filmmaker, and comedian. I like to work at the intersection of digital media, politics/activism, and comedy because I'm experienced in and enjoy all three. 

I started out in film, producing numerous short films (including The Solar System, 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival Van Gogh Award for Best Drama) in addition to writing and directing my own (Rocket Man). Work experience includes the BBC, Discovery, Comedy Central, and the Sundance Institute-affiliated Asian American Artists Foundation.

My work with the Media Democracy Fund and Ford Foundation-funded documentary, The Internet Must Go, led to my first job in the digital media space: working as the Operations Manager for a fledgling startup at the time called Upworthy.

Since then, I’ve primarily worked as a freelance media professional bringing my storytelling and filmmaking background to various digital media endeavors.

To pay off my student loan debt, I'm pursuing the ever lucrative field of comedy. In addition to regularly performing with my sketch team, Face For Radio, at the People’s Improv Theatre in NYC, I also do standup at various shows and venues across I-95. I have also collaborated with The Box, an intersectional feminist late night comedy show, and the comedic activists at Lady Parts Justice, a reproductive justice advocacy organization.

A graduate of the film program at NYU Tisch, I recently completed my Master's degree in Integrated Digital Media at NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering…#PlotTwist. My thesis explored using social media and humor to increase voter turnout amongst millennials through an interactive live comedy show and accompanying Twitterbot. 

My first foray into politics was serving as the Deputy Digital Content Director in North Carolina for Hillary For America. I most recently served as the senior digital content producer for Priorities USA.

Currently, ya girl’s looking to get hired. You can check out my resume here!