Extending my journey with The Academy

September 3, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

I graduated from the Academy Gold internship program! What an incredible summer it has been. I’m so grateful to the Ruderman Family Foundation and to the Academy for supporting me on this amazing journey.  This internship was an eight-week exclusive summer experiential and educational program offering panels, interactive workshops, hands-on technical production workshops, access to ...
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As an intern for the production track in The Academy Gold program, we had an amazing experience of being able to film scenes on a sound stage at the Warner Brothers Ranch Studios. Our cohort was broken down into 5 groups and set with the task of filming 5 different scenes using the same piece ...
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Last week was another amazing week as an intern for The Academy Gold program!  On Wednesday night, The Ruderman Family Foundation sponsored a panel discussion of an all-female SPECIAL EFFECTS and VFX panel.  It was incredible to meet Kaitlyn Yang, VFX supervisor and founder of Alpha Studios and fellow wheelie-buddy. Through mutual connections, we had ...
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Hollywood Isn’t Always Glamorous!

July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

The Academy has been documenting my journey through the Gold Program. I will be featured in their “Intern Spotlight” video, where I’ll talk about my career in the entertainment industry so far, how I came across this internship through the Ruderman Family Foundation and their work in disability inclusion in Hollywood, and what I hope ...
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“Wow! Someone who looks like me!” 

July 11, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

Great news! I’m a recurring guest star in season 2 of Good Trouble on Freeform! The first episode my character appeared in just aired in the episode titled, “Unfiltered”. So excited to be a part of this incredible show! My character, Gwen Tuckerman, is a smart, confident and busy paralegal who just so happens to ...
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Make ‘em laugh before you make ‘em cry

July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

The Ruderman Family Foundation intern to the Academy Gold 2019 just won a prize. So why did people laugh?  I’m an Academy Gold 2019 intern! Working with the Ruderman Foundation for authentic representation in Hollywood, I was overjoyed when I realized the Foundation is taking me all the way to the Oscars. As part of ...
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WATCH: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone

June 11, 2018 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and Avicii have all taken their own lives recently and suicide rates are on the rise across the country. The Foundation produced this video for our social media platforms to raise awareness and further work to destigmatize mental health and help those in need: The video can be watched by clicking ...
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Selena Gomez’s openness about her experience with depression and anxiety is helping destigmatize mental health.   Read the video transcript below:  In 2016, Selena Gomez revealed her experience with depression and anxiety after ending her ‘Revival’ tour early. Feeling alone in a sea of people, Selena started having panic attacks before and after performances. HER ...
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Will & Grace is back on the small screen! There are quite mixed reactions to its return—as the New York Times’ James Poniewozik writes, the show “is not exactly necessary, but it’s not harming anyone either.” However, while reviewers are debating whether we need Will & Grace now, it seems like a good moment to ...
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