For as long as I can remember, ceremony has been part of my life. From childhood beauty pageant ceremonies in my home state of Florida, to South Asian cultural festivals celebrating a new year, to producing a beloved awards ceremony honoring young social activists.
I am drawn to ceremony because of the way it invites us to elevate our brightest moments, and to illuminate the seemingly ordinary—all in the name of honoring love, in all its forms, in all its journeys.
I also love ceremony because it is about history and story. It can allow momentary but meaningful access and insight in to our lives, and the best ceremonies have the potential to transform us, and allow us to see human relationships in a different way.
I’m a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, and a registered non-denominational minister in the state of California and Florida.
I graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Masters in Human Development and Psychology, and from the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, English Literature and Secondary Education. I have spent my career working in social justice and educational organizations in Miami, New York, Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area, and possess a decade of event planning and coordination experience.
I am an only child raised by two psychiatrists. As a result, I have an unusually high threshold for the absurd.
Grandmas, old radio plays, Florida, cousins, falooda, and a bold lip make me happy.
Know-it-alls and baddies make me sad.