I was truly honored to receive the first Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund Student Award. Jon had a big heart and was passionate about theatre and theatre makers. When I mention his name to people in the theatre world, each of them has at least one story to share which illustrates his kindness. I wish I had known him as he continues to inspire me to grow as an artist – “reaching for the stars.” Hopefully, I can help other emerging artists on their journey. Thanks again to the Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund for your faith in me and for this wonderful opportunity.