- Played softball and rode horses while growing up in Northern California.
- Was a member of the UCLA coed music group Awaken A Cappella.
- First solo performance before a large crowd was at UCLA's Spring Sing student talent show. She later toured with Maroon 5, a band with UCLA roots that once played at Spring Sing.
- Performed in the Kidney Now! skit on 30 Rock's star-studded third-season finale.