Do you work for TED?
Yes! I’ve been a proud member for TED’s Editorial Team since 2015. I transcribe, fact-check, edit and proofread transcripts before they’re published. It’s trained my eye for detail and given me invaluable editing and proofreading skills. I’ve also seen hundreds of TED talks. What’s my favorite? This one: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_whyte_a_lyrical_bridge_between_past_present_and_future?language=en
How do you survive in nyc?
Good question. I’ve always had a few jobs going on. Along with freelance TED work, I teach with Child’s Play at Friends Seminary. I also recently started a new role at a cool travel startup called Makomi. I’m an onboarding specialist and will be helping with content creation.
What is SPACE on Ryder Farm?
SPACE is a non-profit artist residency on New York’s oldest working organic farm. I’ve been involved with SPACE since 2012. I would not have survived without this haven 90 minutes north of New York City. I’ve been an intern and chef with the SPACE team. In 2017, I was a creative resident and in 2019 I was a winter resident.
So What Are You?
In our culture, we really like to know WHO you are and WHAT you do, but we are complex, multitalented, evolved beings. The people I admire most are the ones who cross that label boundary, who venture into new mediums, who maintain their curiosity and see it all the way through. Art begets art, creativity begets creativity. While acting in a reading, I will get an idea for my writing. While directing, I’ll have an idea for writing. While writing, I’m inspired to go back out into the world and observe and learn even more, to step into another’s shoes, to relate a new story to a new audience. Too often we confuse multitasking with multi-talent. What I really want is to be able to focus wholeheartedly on one project at time, knowing that that investment will fuel whatever is next.