I was born in New York City but have been a resident of Arizona since I was 7, first in Phoenix and now in Tucson. I graduated from the College of Santa Fe, majoring in creative writing and music, earned a Certificate in Disability Studies from City University of New York in 2014, and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Arizona in 2016.
While in Santa Fe I was active in the campaign and member of the Governor's Committee to save the college; and I served an internship in disability compliance with Santa Fe Trails, the city bus line. In New York, I served an internship with Young Adults Institute (YAI), a group of non-profit organizations providing services to the disabled; I wrote their weekly blog related to disabilities, and three of my articles were republished by the Huffington Post. In Tucson, I was active in both of Mayor Rothschild's campaigns, was appointed to the City's Commission on Disability Issues (CODI), whose members elected me Chairman.
I'm interested in most types of music and theater, especially Shakespeare, and am active in Damascus Road Church on the U of A Campus.