-Teaching Artist at the Old Town School of Folk (Chicago, IL)
-Ukulele Instructor for Fender's subscription program, Fender Play
-Freelance performer for weddings, receptions, galleries, music venues, corporate events
-Event performer for the 2016 TEDx Naperville Conference and the Grateful4Her launch in Chicago.
-Headliner as part of the duo, AJANIB, at the Jadal Center in Amman, Jordan (2015)
-Online artist of covers, tutorials, and originals on Youtube.
VOCALS / UKULELE / GUITAR
IMPROV / TV / THEATER
-"Tess" - The Sore Losers (series currently in post-production)
-"Alyssa" in the OTV series, Just Call Me Ripley, by Jake Noll (2019)
MUSICAL IMPROV TROUPES:
"Dirty Bars" - at Westside Improv in Wheaton, IL. (2017 - 2018)
-"This Just Mint" - Season 15 Team at the Annoyance Theater in Chicago, IL. (2017)
-"Tess" - "Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)" by Stacie Lents - Westside Improv (2017)
-Various roles for the sketch show, "Generation Gap" at Westside Improv (2017).
-Westside Improv: Beginner Improv, Advanced Improv, Ensemble Sketch, Player's Workshop
-Annoyance Theater: Improv AP 1, Improv AP 2
-Acting Studio Chicago: On-Camera 2
CO-CREATOR / CO-WRITER / ACTOR / EDITOR
6-episode comedic web series, AH MAN, filmed in Amman, Jordan.
The show was screened at the 2016 Brooklyn Web Fest,
AH, MAN is a comedy that follows two first-generation Americans navigating life in the Middle East.
KATIE IN TRANSIT
HOST / EDITOR
20+ episode vlog chronicling a 2-month trip to Taiwan with my interracial Asian-American family.
THE SORE LOSERS
SHOWRUNNER / WRITER / PRODUCER / ACTOR
7-episode comedic web series, The Sore Losers, filmed in Chicago, IL.
The Sore Losers follows two roommates who dream of becoming kickass rockstars. The problem is, they're stuck as a children's birthday band.
CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION
Photo: Ian Ace
Photo: Willow Reese
My love for music started with a plastic box of instruments my parents kept next to the piano -an assortment of sounds and possibilities. My interest in filmmaking and acting came soon after, with garage productions of handwritten plays and a gray camcorder I got for my birthday.
Years later, I feel like that same kid when I create; I'm still discovering sounds, arranging melodies, and making films. I've just moved out of the garage.