I took this photo on a trip to Italy. It was the best trip of my life. Scenes like this one of an open-air local theater in Monterosso al Mare were a big part of the reason why.
Instead of writing a five-paragraph boilerplate essay laden with buzzwords, here are some bullet points about me:
I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. I still call soda "pop."
I'm the oldest of four kids. None of us ended up totally fucked up. I consider that a miracle.
I think ketchup is gross. But I won't judge you if you disagree.
I play in an adult tennis rec league. I have won one championship and have broken one and a half rackets.
I don't have a single favorite movie. I think it's weird when people only have one.
My mom moved to the U.S. from Jordan when she was nine. When I was nine, I was rooting for Jordan to win his 5th title with the Bulls.
I played Schroeder in my fourth grade production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. The next year, I failed to land the Prince Charming role in Cinderella when my voice changed. My acting career came to a literal screeching halt.
I've been a bridesmaid, but never a bride, in many screenwriting contests including ScreenCraft's Drama Feature Script Competition.