After 15 years in a wheelchair, Zinnia hit the ground not quite running, but walking fast through a series of adventures, exploring life’s possibilities and like Goldilocks, searching for what’s just right.
Formal education: home tutored twice a week, The Massachusetts Hospital School, The Cambridge School of Weston, The New England Conservatory, Emerson College, and Lesley University.
Informal education: Pinned to the ladies’ room door of Club 47 by Bob Dylan, wave soaring above the hills and reservoirs of Western, MA., bouncer in an Irish Pub.
She tried almost anything she hadn’t done. Her job history includes research assistant at the three Boston medical schools, Speech Therapist, head teacher of a classroom for language impaired 4-8 year olds, research interviewer for a management consulting company and for a nonprofit public health research institute. Her day jobs are as Accent Coach specializing in career speech,as a Reiki practitioner and she works as a self- advocacy coach for people who want to identify and ask the best questions of themselves and their healthcare providers in order to achieve their best possible outcomes for health and medical issues.
And like Goldilocks, Zinnia’s found what‘s just right. She’s become a versatile actress playing diverse kinds of roles in theater and film. She’s grateful for her rich past and appreciates the essences of the many wonderful people, children and adults, with whom she has worked, who live within her. Their highs, lows, frustrations and exuberances of transcendence, their choices, her choices, a wealth of experiences, a treasury of lives, inform as Zinnia joyfully fills her roles with truth.
Zinnia has a strong theater background and is a working member of
SAG - AFTRA.