GRATITUDE & LOVE
Jade was home-birthed in a midtown NYC apartment, was singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” out of the womb, constantly answering business calls for her mother by the age of 6, and was raised in a conscious and organic lifestyle — never having eaten meat in her life and obsessed with kale and seaweed before it was mainstream and "cool."
Jade has always been a passionate environmentalist, innovator, artist and change maker. She was raised in South Florida and spent her summers at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts camp for 9 years. Jade dedicated her high school career, both onstage and off, to the West Boca Theatre Department and FL State Thespian Festival.
Jade graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA one year early (2016) with a BA Theatre Studies: Acting degree and a minor in Entrepreneurship, initially accepted as a BFA Musical Theatre major. Her first 2 years consisted of MT training, and she performed in many college/local Boston productions.
As a sophomore in college (2015), Jade created and produced (and performed in) the first Emerson Green Gala — this event had a mission to drive conscious awareness of “Earth Day” and the environment into the minds and eyes of Emerson College students, faculty, and the Boston community. The success of the Emerson Green Gala has inspired this to now be recognized as an annual event at the college!
Jade continues to speak on Emerson alum panels, spoke at the Freshman Academic Welcome twice, and proudly received the Spirit of Emerson Award, John C. Zacharis Memorial Scholarship, and Broadway Green Alliance green captain prize on behalf of Emerson.
While still a performing artist, Jade is actively working on the next chapter of her vision — using diverse forms of artistic expression as a platform to inspire positive change with her nonprofit organization she founded called Entertainment for Change. Jade continues to
work on a variety of projects, events, and organizations that align with her commitment to making the world a better place.
I am active as a member of the Spirit of Emerson Awards Committee at Emerson College, and received the award in 2016.