My music is a collection of my experiences from the people I meet and the places I go in my travels. I also strive to use it as a platform to promote cultural awareness and advocate for causes I am passionate about. I have taught in orphanages and schools in Honduras, Brazil, Nicaragua, Namibia, Mozambique, and Kenya. I have also written about humanitarian issues in these countries for the BBC, the Harvard Crimson, Global Post, the Queens Courier, and the Houston Chronicle.
My guitar has traveled with me to each of these locations and has served as a cultural icebreaker with the people I meet- I love how music can be a unifying force even when language and culture are incredibly different.
Growing up as the daughter of an astronaut, Ellen Baker, I have been fortunate enough to be raised with a desire to explore beyond my horizons and push beyond my limits. This ethic has been engrained in the music I write.
One of the most important things I have learned in college and abroad is (as said in one of my favorite songs 'Say Hey') "the more I see the less I know." As I experience new things and as my music evolves, I love trying to capture moments and feelings through my songs, while hopefully sharing with others one of my greatest passions and encouraging them to explore beyond their current horizons.
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