Deemed "one to watch" by Audrey Magazine, Mara was noticed by five-time Emmy Award winner Jamie Lawrence upon graduating from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Under Jamie’s label, Mara released an album and an EP, and has since been traveling around the world as a singer-songwriter and worship leader with her gentle and soulful style.
Mara’s bilingual song “I Want to Love You” was spotlighted by the Indie Music Reviewer and selected as a Best of the Year performance by the TV show “The Works” on RTHK, Hong Kong. Her music has been featured on Butterfly Radio, Earbits Radio and Hong Kong radio stations HKGFM, RTHK 3 and RTHK 4. She was a guest artist at Senator Martin Golden’s Asian Heritage Celebration, and the opening performer at the Awards Ceremony for the Asian American Journalist Association V3Con in Los Angeles. Her track "Ready" was licensed on the TV show One Life to Live. With an acting degree from NYU, Mara has also starred in numerous independent films and acted alongside Simon Russell Beale in the Atlantic Theater Company's Off-Broadway production of Bluebird.
Her last project, Naked Prayers, was released in November 2015. Naked Prayers is a book and album project that raised over $23,000 on Kickstarter, and was featured by Huffington Post and Christian Today.
Mara is a now a bumbling mother of a baby girl, and tries to make as much time as possible (so not much) to continue her creative pursuits.
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