I identify as a bi-cultural, queer, cis-woman (she), artist. I am white. I was born in the Midwest to radical leftist parents. I loved dancing and still do now.
I learned to adapt and assimilate at a young age because we moved to Mexico City when I was seven years old. I made life-long friends, and in my early teens I took art classes, flamenco dance classes and romped around with my buddies in the streets and hills of Tepoztlán. My return to the US at age 16 was particularly painful; the seeds of my understanding of grief and loss were sown during this time.
After graduating from UCB I returned to teach fourth-grade in Mexico, the hardest job I've ever held. During that time I served as an interpreter of a Dance Movement Therapy workshop for grade-school teachers and fell hard in-love with the body as a source of wisdom.
Art, embodiment and movement help me find myself. They heal my relationship to my body, soothe my despair in the face of senseless tragedy, guide me towards meaning, teach me that pleasure is at the root of our connection to ourselves and the world. I am passionate about accompanying others in their healing.
Education + Training
MA, John F Kennedy University
Body Tales – Certified Teacher
Certified Hakomi Practitioner
Re-Creation of the Self, attended Advanced Tutorial
Body Wisdom Psychotherapy, 9-month training
Graduate courses in Somatic Psychology at JFKU