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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. To this girl from West Texas, that combination was magic. 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 distinct 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.

 

I also love teaching all these things- I’ve worked with nonprofit organizations in Washington DC and around the world, coaching them on integrating new media tools into their communication and advocacy strategies.

Degrees

MA, International Media

American University

BA, International Relations/East Asian Studies

Boston University

Courses

Media, Democratization and Civil Society

Central European University

Nonprofit Management

Marywood University

Conflict Mapping

U.S. Institute for Peace

Travel Writing

Matador

Expeditions Photography Workshop

National Geographic

Iceland Writers Retreat

Languages

English100%

Japanese80%

French75%

Spanish50%

Icelandic1%

 

“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