Hi there, it's really nice to meet you. 

I've been telling stories onstage since 2013, and have been incredibly fortunate to have been invited to perform in some beautiful and meaningful venues. I would be remiss not to acknowledge the privilege I've had to perform at the Apollo Theater in NYC (how many times did I rub the wood?? Probably dozens), the Avalon in Hollywood, and the Lincoln Theater in DC. I've performed in festivals, for special occasions, and online for venues like Upworthy and more. I've even worked on some fun movie shorts. And of course, I am always grateful to be invited to perform for such exceptionally creative and fun outlets as the Perfect Liars' Club and DC Science Comedy night. 

Every performance is different and special to me--one of my favorite things in the world is to connect with an audience, both onstage and afterwords, and have those moments of deep understanding and bonding. The power of storytelling is hard to encapsulate, but it is frequently heartfelt and beautiful. I respect the opportunities I have to speak to these audiences, and it is my great hope that they find their time with me worthwhile. 

I would also be remiss if I didn't thank the many, many people and institutions that have supported my development as a storyteller, and have given me opportunities beyond my wildest dreams. To the Moth, Risk!, Story District, and CulturalDC, thank you from the bottom of my heart for amplifying my voice and helping me to connect. 

Tija