I'm a PhD student at University of Massachusetts Amherst. I received my BS from the University of Delaware and my MA in Applied Theatre at New York University. I trained as a performing artist since age 5 starting at the New Freedom Theater in Philadelphia, PA where a Black theatre tradition and scholarship were celebrated. Since then, I've developed my on artist-researcher-advocacy praxis incorporating health & wellness into my artistry.
A true Jersey Girl, I was born and raised in South Jersey. Born to Sharron James and Lamont Dixon, I was taught at an early age the importance of giving back and leading with the creativity inside me. My father, Lamont 'Napalm Da' Bomb' was prolific Philly-based writer, poet, spoken word artist and teacher from whom I learned a great deal.
I honor my Blackness, womanhood, and queerness in both my art and research. I am a member of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH), as well as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
I'm from Southern New Jersey
I'm a bun mom to a sweet holland lop rabbit
I have a shih tzu
I've traveled to Egypt and Ireland