My journey as a writer, actor, and film enthusiast began with S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, Andrew Stone’s Stormy Weather, and the haunting A Portrait of Jenny. Film and writing have always held a special place in my life. Writing film reviews, books, articles, and crafting screenplays is just an extension of who I am.
My goal is to entertain and inspire the public through my acting and screenwriting work. In the near future, I will produce and direct compelling, character-driven independent films for smart, discriminating audiences. Stay tuned!
Sandra holds a degree in psychology and a minor in political science from the University of Houston. As a former contributor and on-air talent expert for StudioD, her work has appeared on websites such as Livestrong, eHow, Global Post, Modern Mom, and The Classroom.
Sandra's screenplay, Hyde Park, received an honorable mention in the Fort Bend Writer's Guild First Ten Screenplay and Novel Competition in 2009. Also, in 2009, Sandra's short story, Running on Fumes in 1999, was published by Crack the Spine Literary Magazine in May 2014.
Additionally, she was a quarterfinalist and semi-finalist for the 2016 Mary Ballard Poetry Prize. Sandra's feature scripts Article V and Bare were official selections of the 2015 and 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival, respectively. Her script Article V won the Outstanding Drama Award at the 2017 Sacramento International Film Festival, and her psychological thriller Fade to Black was a quarterfinalist in the 2018 Scriptapalooza screenplay contest.
Sandra is the 2022 Stowe Lab/NYX Horror Collective Fellow, and her supernatural horror The Payback placed in the Top 10 for the ISA Table Read My Genre Competition.
Sandra is the author of A Practical Guide to Learning American English: Useful Tips for High Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced English Students. Sandra is a member of the National Writers Union and serves as a contract advisor for the National Writers Union Grievance and Contract Division Committee. She also serves on the National Writers Union Executive Board as an At-Large Representative. She is a member of the Organization of Black Screenwriters and serves as a moderator for the horror genre writing group.