Upon graduating from SDSU, I enrolled in Mary Baldwin College's MLitt/MFA Program in Shakespeare in Performance, seeking to earn an MFA in acting.
During my time at MBC, I learned that I loved the process of rehearsal and the community developed in the rehearsal space, but I did not love performing the same show day in and day out for weeks. Luckily, I also learned that I had a talent for theatre scholarship and dramaturgy.
Upon graduation, I was accepted to pursue a Ph.D. in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism at UC San Diego. During my time at UCSD, I got my first experience teaching theatre. I also served as a UC Humanities Research Institute Fellow and worked as a dramaturg on department productions as well as at San Diego Repertory Theatre and the La Jolla Playhouse.