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New York University ​ (2020 to present)

Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidate, Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television

Bachelor of Science Candidate, Stern School of Business

Dean’s List (2020-2021), Anticipated Graduation: May 2025

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (2016​ to 2020)

Advanced Regents High School Diploma

Graduating GPA: 96.6, Class Rank: 7 of 192, National Honor Society


Camera operation, editing in Premiere Pro, Office 360 applications (Word/Excel/Power Point), Google application suite (Docs/Sheets/Slides).


Production Assistant (Winter 2020)

Stretched, TV Pilot, Independent Production

Writer, Director, Editor, Actor (2020)

Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard, Short Film, Independent Production

Official Selection: Astoria Film Festival; Lancaster Film Festival

Writer, Director, Editor, Actor (2019)

The Last Sicillian, Short Film, Independent Production

Official Selection: All American High School Film Festival 2019

Writer, Speaker (2016)

Tales of a Teenage Filmmaker, TEDx Talk, Maxwell Project LLC

Director, Director of Photography (2016)

Dear Polly Trottenberg, Short Documentary, Maxwell Project LLC

Official Selection: Astra Junior Film Festival (Romania). Featured in: NY1; Politico; Gothamist; WABC Eyewitness News

Co-writer, Director, Actor (2014)

Anatomy of a Snow Day, Short Documentary, Maxwell Project LLC

Official Selection: DOC NYC; New Filmmakers New York; SXSWedu; American Film Showcase; Youth Journalism International. Featured in: New York Times; Newsweek.

Co-writer, Director, Actor (2012)

Yuck! A Fourth Grader’s Short Documentary about School Lunch, Short Documentary, Maxwell Project LLC

Official Selection: NYC Independent Film Festival; Brownfish Short Film Festival; New Filmmakers New York; Garden State Film Festival Kidz Filmz; Manhattan Film Festival (Winner: Buzz Award); Landlocked Film Festival; Okanagan Food & Wine Film Festival; World Community Film Festival; Green Film Festival in Seoul; Featured in: New York Times; Huffington Post; WABC Eyewitness News. Guest Appearances on: Good Morning America; Jimmy Kimmel Live.


Media Intern, Broadway Bound Kids ​- Summer 2018 to Summer 2021

Filmed auditions, classes, performances, interviews, and special events; Edited live and remote performances and promotional segments.

Film Envoy, American Film Showcase - Summer 2016

Traveled to the Republic of Georgia as part of a film diplomacy program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts; Participated in film screenings, Q&As, and filmmaking workshops with students.


Good Morning America - Jimmy Kimmel Live - The New York Times - Newsweek - The Huffington Post NPR - WABC7 Eyewitness News - Good Day New York - New York Daily News - Education Week Quartz - Fast Company - Business Insider - Salon - U.S. Library of Congress - TEDx - Medium