Born in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1989, I left the United States and lived abroad for the first 8 years of my life. I spent the first four years in Niger and another four years in Madagascar. In 1997, I moved to Camano Island, Washington, where I lived until I graduated from Stanwood High School in 2007. In the fall of 2007, I started college at American University in Washington, D.C., where I earned a BA in Film and Media Arts.
While at American University, I interned for EFX Media, the Silverdocs Film Festival, Ginny Durrin Productions, and Peace Corps. I studied abroad twice: first in Havana, Cuba and later in Prague, Czech Republic. While taking classes at American University, I created various short films, both fiction and documentary. I was also part of a television show produced at American University, which aired on NBC4's website and non-stop channel. While studying in Havana, I began to film a short documentary about the city's graffiti scene; in Prague, I created a 7 minute, 16 mm short film with two other students. Recently, I spent a week in Costa Rica filming a documentary about Nicaraguan immigrants living around San Jose, Costa Rica. The documentary was nominated for 4 awards at the Visions Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
I am a Social Documentarian with an interest in social justice and poverty with a focus on international issues. I am currently living in Cotonou, Benin, where I am making short films for various organizations, including The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Population Services International (PSI), the United States Embassy of Cotonou, and Songhai agricultural center. If you are interested in hiring me for a project, please send me an email.