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    Laurie Moy
       

About

Digital storytelling, writer, multimedia guru. World traveler, equal parts adventurer and homebody, mom.

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It all started when I read a book about India to prepare for a trip to Mexico.

 

I was 11, and my church youth group had organized a mission trip to Juarez. For “homework” we had to read a book about Mother Theresa. In an instant, the whole world had been opened up to me. I developed a deep love of culture and travel.

 

I am especially fascinated by the varied ways that people classify and represent their experiences- whether for creative purposes or to have their voices heard.

 

Throughout most of my life I’ve satisfied this curiosity with a career in advocacy, international development and communications.

 

I tell stories (both mine and others’) through writing, photography, video and web production.

Degrees

MA, International Media

American University

BA, International Relations/East Asian Studies

Boston University

Courses

Travel Writing Workshops 

Iceland Writers Retreat, Reykjavik

National Geographic Expeditions Photography Workshop

Washington, D.C.

Travel Writing

Matador, Online

Conflict Mapping

U.S. Institute for Peace, Washington, D.C.

Media, Democratization and Civil Society

Central European University, Budapest

Languages

English100%

Japanese80%

French75%

Spanish50%

Icelandic1%

Articles

Blogs

  • 40Brown Articles and opinions about travel, development communications, social marketing, cross cultural communications, and other communication for social change topics.
  • GradMama (no longer maintained)Personal reflections about balancing motherhood and graduate school, Featured in the Idealist Grad School Project

Websites

  • The Global Broadband and Innovations Program Web Portal (2011-2012)a multimedia resource portal and social network for development professionals interested in incorporating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their work. The site supported nine subdomains, each providing news, analysis and resources on the implementation of ICTs in the following sectors: Agriculture, Economic Growth, Education, Environment and Natural Resources Management, Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Mobile Money, Connectivity
  • Integra LLC- (2011-2013) Corporate Site for Integra LLC. Built on the WordPress platform, the site features interactive maps, embedded multimedia, program updates/blog posts, forms, dynamic drop down menus, front page slider
  • “Invisible Population – Refugees with Disabilities in Jordan”Co-author with Alanna Wong, Website and Case Study, December 2008
  • Pearls of Africa (no longer updated) Redesigned the site in 2008 using WordPress.

Video

  • Fighting Spirits- Wrote, edited, narrated and produced– 14 min short documentary about disability in Uganda (2007)
  • David Burke Awards Presentations – wrote, edited, narrated short video presentations of journalists around the world who have been honored for their excellence. I also created the motion graphics (in After Effects) for all title slides. (2013)

Please check out the Portfolio section of this site for

multimedia clips and examples of theses productions.

HONORS

  • United Nations Volunteers and NetAid 2002 Online Volunteer of the Year
  • Recipient of Intercultural Management Institute 2008 Education and Development Fund Scholarship

SPECIAL MENTION

 

“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”

—Peter Handke

Portfolio

Below is a sampling of projects - You can browse the lot, or select a category to narrow down the choices. Note: I'm in the process of updating this site, so not all my projects are up to date. Please check back often!

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  • Communications Strategy
  • Disability Issues
  • Live Production
  • Photography
  • Program Management
  • Video
  • Website

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club”

– Jack London