About Me

I am a fourth-year Film Production major at Penn State University, minoring in Business in the Liberal Arts and in Psychology.  Over the past several years, I have fallen in love with the filmmaking process and expressing my creativity through video.  Through posting my visual effects work on TikTok, I have gained over 350,000 followers on the platform.  I am currently the Post-Production Executive at CommAgency, Penn State's student-run media production agency.  I also am the President of the Student Film Organization at Penn State, where filmmakers and film lovers can enjoy a well-rounded community of discussions, screenings, guest speakers, and workshops. During breaks from school, I work as a Production Coordinator for Total Production Services (T.P.S.).  Here, I have successfully organized and hired crews for live broadcast sports productions, encompassing events for the MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NFL, and various college sports.

My interest in editing and visual effects began during my freshman year of high school when I was introduced to the art form in my high school's video production club, RADTV. When my friends wanted a cool intro to a sketch comedy video we made, I volunteered as the person to make it.  Not sure where to start, I began by utilizing YouTube tutorials to understand After Effects.  Through the help of the many resources online, I was able to make my first visual effect! Falling in love with it at that moment, I began working to develop my skills in this area, ultimately choosing to pursue VFX as a career. I believe that my passion for VFX, coupled with my strong organizational skills, would make me a valuable asset to any project I am involved in. 

In the realm of film production, my proficiency spans a spectrum of cutting-edge software tools. My adeptness with Avid, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Blender, DaVinci Resolve, and Unreal Engine speaks to my comprehensive skill set in the post-production and visual effects landscape. These tools are not just applications; they are extensions of my creative prowess, enabling me to bring visual narratives to life seamlessly. Whether it's enhancing scenes, crafting intricate visual effects, or fine-tuning details in post-production, my expertise with these platforms ensures a meticulous and visually compelling final product.

Beyond the cinematic realm, my technical prowess extends to a suite of essential productivity tools. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and Word, I navigate the intricate aspects of project management, data analysis, and collaborative document creation effortlessly. Complementing this, my adept use of Google Workspace tools, including Calendar, Forms, and Keep, streamlines communication and project organization. Additionally, my proficiency in Slack enhances team collaboration and ensures seamless communication, fostering an environment conducive to creative synergy.

In the dynamic landscape of film production, soft skills play a pivotal role. As a proficient writer and editor, I bring a keen eye for detail to script development and project narratives, ensuring a polished and coherent storyline. My problem-solving acumen comes into play during challenging situations, where I navigate hurdles with creativity and efficiency. Time management is a cornerstone of my work, essential for meeting project deadlines and ensuring a smooth workflow. Leadership, organization, and adaptability are intrinsic qualities that guide my approach, fostering a collaborative and dynamic production environment. These soft skills, combined with technical expertise, create a holistic approach to film production that is both efficient and creatively enriching.