A biography, abridged
Here's the lowdown: I'm a content creator, video producer, and storyteller with a whirl of ideas buzzing through my head.
I've got a few powers under my belt too, like dodging monkeys, the ability to do a head stand, and telepathy. One of these powers is a downright lie.
I speak English, Arabic, French and Webdings (just kidding, #fakenews) fluently, so if you're ever looking for someone to do some translations, I'd love to hear from you.
I recently graduated from the National Film & Television School with a masters in Directing and Producing TV. For my graduation project, I produced and co-wrote a pilot for an original studio sitcom which was nominated for a Royal Television Society Student Award in 2021. I love comedy, so if you're ever looking to collab on some laughs (no tinned laughter, pls), hit me up!
For my bachelors, I went to Rutgers University where I studied French, Russian and Art History. While at Rutgers, I worked as an Assistant Editor on the award-winning documentary Antarctic Edge: 70° South. I also interned at the NJ Film Festival, worked as a researcher, a mentor and a writing instructor, and held the Arts Entertainment Editor position at The Rutgers Review. I also acted in the sketch comedy group College Avenue Players.
Post-uni, I interned at Business Insider's branded content department BI Studios for several months and then flew off to Malaysia for my Fulbright grant, where I represented the U.S. government at a grassroots level, teaching English as a second language. It was there that I learned one of the most important life lessons: never, ever smile at monkeys. If you can guess why, I'll give you a high-five!
After my Fulbright adventure, I went on to work in project management in New York and Philadelphia. Some of my clients included Comcast and NYU Langone Medical Center.
Accolades, Education & Projects
Royal Television Society Student Award Nominee, Entertainment category, Other Nature | Jun. 2021
Shortlist, Girls in Film x BFI Network Mentorship | Jan. 2021
Shortlist, BAFTA-GSA grant fund | Jul. 2020
Longlist, Angel Screenwriting Mentorship Scholarship | May 2020
Finalist in Flare Studio Scholarship competition | Nov. 2017
Fulbright Recipient, Malaysia | 2016
Phi Beta Kappa | Apr. 2015
Phi Sigma Iota | Apr. 2015
The Matthew Leydt Society (top 2% of the Class of 2015 at Rutgers) | May 2015
Recipient of Most Outstanding Female Senior Award from the French Department at Rutgers | May 2015
Best Actress Award from sketch group College Ave Players | May 2015
Undergraduate Awards "Highly Commended" (essay submitted was classified in the top 10% out of 4,791 essay submissions) | Nov. 2014
2020 | Part-time 10 week Playwriting Course, National Theatre
2018-2020 | MA, Directing and Producing Television Entertainment at National Film and Television School
2016 | Fulbright Scholarship, Malaysia
2011-2015 | BA, Magna Cum Laude, French major and double minor in Russian and Art History at Rutgers University
Producer & Co-Writer of Other Nature, a studio-sitcom | 2019
Director of "as-live" monologue | 2018
Producer of Culture Shock, an original NFTS student production of a live arts & culture magazine show | 2018
Director of pilot episode of multi-camera studio show "Kitchen Chaos," an original NFTS student production | 2018
As part of my Fulbright placement, I developed a Composting Program at S.M.K Dato' Mahmud School in Malaysia, which was the first of it's kind in the entire district of Pekan, Pahang | 2016
Assistant Editor of documentary "Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South" | 2013