I am a sophomore at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in game design. I am a Boston area native, and graduated from Newton South High School in 2018. Following high school, I took a gap year during which time I studied digital art at the Pixels and Polygons School of Digital Art and Animation, interned at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, and volunteered at the Franklin Park Zoo.


I chose to major in game design because I have loved to draw, paint, and create stories and cartoons my whole life. I started developing my very first games at age 6 out of playdough and cardboard. I am drawn to games because they have the unique trait of being an interactive form of art. My cartoons, drawing and collages are static-, but games are meant to be played intimately and games is a way to bring my art and creativity “to life”. Game designers have the unique position in that they can create their own worlds, which players enter and interact with. As an artist, the interactivity and depth that games offer is rewarding, because it offers me a deeper way to express myself and my creativity.


My other interests include animals, Judaism, psychology, Star Wars, and geography. Many of these influences are evident in my art.

Timeline of 13 years of my existence:


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