After devoting 28 years to music, I’m excited to be involved in mental health and community support. I’m passionate about using my lived experience as a trans Jewish immigrant with disabilities (among other things) and my training as a researcher and peer counselor to serve marginalized communities. I've recently started working as a care navigator with the SF Community Health Center. I'm also involved with the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Lab at UC San Francisco, The Pride Study, LGBT National Help Center, Alliance Health Project and UCSF's No One Dies Alone program.
I’m honored to have been the first openly transgender musician in a major American orchestra and I look forward to the day when it’s nothing unusual, in any space. I’m really grateful for the amazing people I got to meet and the opportunities the world of music has afforded me, and I hope this next chapter is just as fruitful.
If you’re curious what I did as a musician, here’s a little more of the story.