Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater: New England Conservatory
Awards/Competitions: Prize-winner, Longy School of Music Concerto Competition, 2014; 1st prize, James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition, 2013; 1st prize, Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition, 2012; 2nd prize, New York Flute Club Competition, 2012; 1st prize, Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition, 2011; 1st prize, Pittsburgh Concert Society Artist Competition, 2010; 1st prize, Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition, 2010; 2nd prize, National Flute Association Piccolo Artist Competition, 2010; semi-finalist, Concert Artists Guild International Competition, 2010; 2nd prize, Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition, 2010; 3rd prize, New York Flute Club Competition, 2010
Appearances: Regular substitute member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Portland Symphony Orchestra
Musical origins: I began playing the flute at the age of 8 because I became obsessed with the flute solo in Peter and the Wolf.
Most fun piece to play: Any of the Shostakovich symphony piccolo parts!
Favorite fact about your instrument: My flute is made of 9 karat rose gold.
Which composer has the best Twitter account: Philip Glass
Advice for a young classical musician: Follow your dreams!