I am a 2019 Questbridge Finalist and student at Juilliard Pre-College. I have served as co-principal bassist in the University of Pennsylvania’s Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Chamber Orchestra at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. I also play upright and electric bass in the Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program for Jazz. I am a two-time attendee of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra-2 (NYO2) program, and I have attended summer programs at Interlochen, BUTI, Brevard, Luzerne Music Center, and Curtis Summerfest.
I am a 2018 Philadelphia NAACP ACT-SO Gold level winner and 2018 recipient of the Bruce Montgomery Foundation Award. I am also a three-time recipient of the Marian Anderson Grant and performed with my quintet and with the house band at their gala honoring Dionne Warwick. I am a 12th-grade homeschooled student dually enrolled at Drexel University and my local community college.
Since 2016, I have been a Teen Ambassador at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology where I collaborate with a small cohort of students to strategize how the museum’s collections might be relevant for teens. I enjoy science and have been a teacher’s assistant for Science Explorers, interned with local game developers, and participated in WHYY’s Documentary Production program. I have been featured in ads for Adventure Aquarium, Smith Memorial Playground, and the Please Touch Museum.