I'm so excited for my journey to grad school! Starting in August, I will be 1 of 2 MFA directors at the University of Memphis!!! I cannot thank you all enough for your support and unending faith in me! It's been quite the journey, and it's only just begun. I'm hoping I can seek your support again, by asking for your help to get me to Memphis, Tennessee.
For the past few months I've been in Ashland, Oregon assistant directing The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It was such a tremendous experience, and I'm eternally grateful. Now that I'm home in Modesto, I'm faced with the daunting task of organizing my travel and securing housing in Memphis. I know it's a lot to ask, but after crunching the numbers, I believe it will cost me roughly $3500 to get me to Memphis, and set up with an apartment.
The University of Memphis has awarded me a tuition scholarship, and I've applied for financial aid through FAFSA, but my first disbursement will not be made available to me until the end of September, and I need to move in to a place early August. The $3500 will help me cover first & last months rent, security deposit, and moving and travel expenses.
I know it's a lofty goal, and I mean it when I say this, but any amount raised will be a HUGE help. Please feel free to connect with me if you have any questions, or don't feel comfortable donating via gofundme. I also have a Target Registry, if you prefer.