Crafting a Believable Face
Summer 2017
Mentor: Mike Safianoff (Blue Sky Studios), online
Creature Animation
Fall 2016
Mentor: Johnny Spinelli (MPC)

Animation Mentor
Certificate in Advanced Character Animation
Mentors: Sean Sexton (Dreamworks), Dave Burgess (Dreamworks), Nick Bruno (Blue Sky Studios), Steve Cunningham (ReelFX), Alan Rogers (id Software), Ray Ross (Blue Sky Studios)

Fordham University
B.A. Double Major: Visual Arts, Natural Sciences
Honors: Graduated with Departmental Honors, Student Arts Guild Award


After Effects


Animation Intern
Bill Plympton Studio
January 2016 to June 2016

– Revengeance feature film – coloring, line clean-up, and scanning in Photoshop
The Simpsons Couch Gag, “Roommance” – Production Assistant

Laboratory Manager / Automation Specialist
NYU RNAi Core, Office of Collaborative Sciences
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
May 2011 to October 2015

– Optimized, performed, and analyzed two human whole genome siRNA screens
– Participated in grant management, purchasing records, and budgeting
– Responsible for robotics maintenance, reagent ordering, and library management

Research Associate / Laboratory Manager
Claire Benard Laboratory, Department of Neurobiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
August 2009 to August 2010

– Taught new graduate students, rotation students, and undergraduates laboratory protocols and procedures
– Organized the setup of a new laboratory

Research Technician
Oliver Hobert Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
May 2006 to July 2009

– Performed forward genetic screens
– Created new strains of worms using molecular biology techniques
– Maintained worm and bacteria databases 


Phantom Limb Company, New York, NY
Marionette-making Intensive with Erik Sanko
Spring 2016

Animation Collaborative, New York, NY
Animation Demo & Master Class
Fall 2014

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Writing an Animation Feature-Film Screenplay
Summer 2014

VanArts, New York, NY
Story, Character, & Animation Masterclass (3 days)
Summer 2013

Pratt CCPS, New York, NY
Maya, Mudbox, After Effects, Traditional Animation, MotionBuilder, Storyboarding
Summer 2013 – Summer 2014

Lohr School of Woodworking, Schwenksville, PA
Introduction to Practical Woodworking
Spring 2013

Lone Wolf Tribe, New York, NY
Puppet Sculpting Workshop (1 day)
Fall 2012

UMass Boston / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Non-Degree Graduate Coursework: Materials in Ancient Societies: Metal
Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Fordham University, New York, NY
Post Baccalaureate Coursework: Aztec Art, Greek & Roman Art, Issues in Ancient Art
Fall 2008 – Spring 2009