Curriculum Vitae


Academic Background

Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Arts Film Studies, February 2019
Thesis: "The Strolling 60s: Sidney Poitier and Ontological Changes to the Black Image” Thesis Advisers: Dr. Ronald Gregg and Mark Harris                                                                                              

Baylor University, Waco, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Film/Digital Media, December 2016
Thesis: “Monsieur Hulot’s Neoplastic Holiday: A Formal Comparison of Jacques Tati’s Playtime and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie” Thesis Adviser: Dr. Joseph Kickasola

Works in Progress

Harry and Sidney: The Resilient Friendship of Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier

Conference Presentations

“The Gospel According to Kanye West: Identity and The Double Man Complex on The Life of Pablo” Festival Faith and Music, Calvin College, 2017 Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, March 2017.

“I Speak to God in Public: Recent Theological Trends in Hip Hop” Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Baylor University, 2017 Annual Conference, Waco, TX, October 2017.

"I Feel Like Pablo: Kanye West as the Apostle Paul" Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, 2018 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, February 2018.

Courses Taught

Topics in Contemporary Cinema, Baylor University (New York Program), January-May 2019

Art and the Moving Image, Baylor University (New York Program), August-December 2019

Festival Juries

Black Glasses Film Festival First 10 Pages Screenplay Competition, April 2019

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer (IndieWire, The Film Stage, Reverse Shot), November 2016-Present

Film Society of Lincoln Center, Front of House, May 2017-Present

The Stone Podcast, Host and Editor, January 2017-Present

Museum of the Moving Image, Film Curation Intern, November 2016–June 2017         

Magnolia Pictures, Marketing/Acquisitions Intern, August 2016–March 2017

The Odyssey Online: Baylor, Chief Film Critic October 2015–June 2016

Baylor Film Society, Founder and President, March 2015–December 2016

Pine Cove Summer Camps, Media Videographer, May 2014–August 2015

Press Credentials

Sundance Film Festival, Park City UT, 2017

Deep in the Heart Film Festival, Waco TX, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival, New York NY, 2017

New York Film Festival (Critics Academy) New York, NY, 2017, 2018, 2019