Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2021-Present

Producer, MAGIC Spells Studio Animation Team, RIT, Rochester, NY.

2023 Jun-Aug

Animation Intern, Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, CA.

2023 Apr-May

Contract Animator, Cartuna, Brooklyn, NY.

2022-2023

2D Generalist for That Damn Goat, RIT, Rochester, NY.

2019-2020

Graphic Designer, Philosophy Nutrition, Inc., Buena Park, CA.

2019

Designer and Project Manager, The Dickinson Review, Carlisle, PA. February - April.

Education

Current

M.F.A. in Animation, School of Film and Animation, College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. GPA 3.99/4.00. Projected Graduation May 2024.

2019

B.A., Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. GPA 3.67/4.00 (cum laude)
Concentration: Studio Art / Minors: Creative Writing and English Literature

2018

Semester Abroad: Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy. Spring semester. (3.92/4.00)

Teaching Experience

2021-Present

Teaching Assistant, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Junior Workshop (Fall 2023), Storyboarding and Scriptwriting (Fall 2021, 2022), Drawing for Animation (Spring 2022, 2023).

2020-Present

Writing Tutor, Online.

2016-2019

Writing Center Tutor and Writing Associate, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

2018

Fine Arts and Painting Instructor & Cabin Counselor, Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camps, Decatur, MI. June - August.

Activities

2023 Nov

Panelist, A-Z of Filmmaking: Turning an Idea into Reality, Aesthetica Film Festival, York, U. K.
Guest Filmmaker, Short Film Directors Q&A, Manchester Animation Festival, Manchester, U. K.

Festival Selections

Tadpole (2023)

South by Southwest (SXSW) - Austin, TX. Official Selection. March 2024.
Manchester Animation Festival - Manchester, U.K. Official Selection. November 2023.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival - York, U.K. Official Selection. November 2023.

A Perfect Day for a Walk (2022)

Culver City Film Festival - Culver city, CA. Official Selection. December 2023.
The Lake County Film Festival - Grayslake, IL. Official Selection. November 2023.
Animalcoi - Alcoi, Spain. Official Selection. November 2023.
Universo Corto - Pisa, Italy. Official Selection. September 2023.

Put It Back! (2022)

Uppsala Short Film Festival - Uppsala, Sweden. Official Selection. October 2023.
Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Montreal, Quebec. Official Selection. September 2023.
Cinequest Film & VR Festival - San Jose, CA. Official Selection. August 2023.
Blackbird Film Festival - Cortland, NY. Official Selection. April 2023.
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth - Vancouver, BC. Official Selection. March 2023.
Queens World Film Festival - Queens, NY. Official Selection. November 2022.
Festival du Film Coréen à Paris - Paris, France. Official Selection. October 2022.
San Diego International Film Festival - San Diego, CA. Official Selection. October 2022.
YOUKI International Youth Media Festival - Wels, Austria. Shortcuts Kids - Official Selection. October 2022.
Short to the Point - Bucharest, Romania. Winner - Children Short. September 2022.
Lady Filmmakers Festival - Beverly Hills, CA. Official Selection. September 2022.
Short Film Factory - Targu Mures, Romania. Winner - Nature. August 2022.

The Snowman (2022)

Minute Madness Toronto - Toronto, ON. Honorable Mention. November 2023.
Montreal International Animation Film Festival - Montreal, Quebec. Official Selection. September 2023.
300 Seconds Short Film Festival - Toronto, ON. Official Selection. August 2023.
Cinequest Film & VR Festival - San Jose, CA. Official Selection. August 2023.
Rochester International Film Festival - Rochester, NY. Official Selection. June 2023.
Blackbird Film Festival - Cortland, NY. Official Selection. April 2023.
Animalcoi - Alcoi, Spain. Official Selection. November 2022.
Norwich Film Festival - Norwich, U.K. Official Selection. November 2022.
Festival du Film Coréen à Paris - Paris, France. Shortcuts Kids - Official Selection. October 2022.
Chaniartoon - Chania, Greece. Official Selection. September 2022.
World Festival of Animated Film Varna - Sofia, Bulgaria. Official Selection. September 2022.
Short Film Factory - Targu Mures, Romania. Winner - Imagination. August 2022.

Recognition

2015-2019

John Dickinson Scholar, merit-scholarship, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

2018

Emil R. and Tamar Weiss Prize in the Creative Arts, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

Exhibitions

2023

Graduate Education Week Visual Exhibition, RIT, Rochester, NY.

2019

Senior Seminar Exhibition, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Weiss Prize Project Screening, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Juried Show, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

2018

Senior Seminar in Progress, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Tiny Biennale: Night (6th ed.), curated by Susan Moore, Rome, Italy.

2015

Abigail’s Flight Publishing Exhibition, Seoul, Korea. (Solo exhibit.)

Publications

2019

The Weight of It, creative nonfiction, The Dickinson Review, Carlisle, PA.
In Time, drawing, The Dickinson Review, Carlisle, PA.
Waiting, drawing, The Dickinson Review, Carlisle, PA.

2017

Memorabilia, poem, The Dickinson Review, Carlisle, PA.

2016

Pearly Froth, poem, The Dickinson Review, Carlisle, PA.
Luminescence, Reminiscence, short story, The Dickinson Review, Carlisle, PA.

2012-2016

Catsburrow, a Literary Magazine, self-published. Bi-monthly magazine on print.

2015

Abigail’s Flight and other stories, Longtail Books Publishing, Seoul, Korea.