Digital storytelling, writer, multimedia guru. World traveler, equal parts adventurer and homebody, mom.
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.
MA, International Media
BA, International Relations/East Asian Studies
Media, Democratization and Civil Society
Central European University
U.S. Institute for Peace
Expeditions Photography Workshop
Iceland Writers Retreat
“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.”
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!
- Communications Strategy
- Disability Issues
- Live Production
- Program Management
“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club”
– Jack London