It started with a refuge. I was seven years old when my family moved from the urban outskirts of Philadelphia to the bucolic countryside of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. With my childhood home intersecting a wildlife refuge, going outside meant endless places to explore and frequent wildlife sightings. Armed with a sense of adventure and a camera in hand, I spent the next decade exploring and documenting my surroundings.
I'm wildly curious about the natural world and focus my storytelling on wildlife, science, gender equality and the environment. Recently, I've been learning immersive storytelling through the use of 360 degree cameras, photogrammetry and VR.
This past summer I had the privilege of interning with Oregon Public Broadcast where I produced digital content, performed copyediting and assisted in digital strategy to expand the organization’s web presence.
I also recently worked with the University of Oregon Media Center for Science and Technology to produce a short film on the benefits of restoring fire to fire-adapted forests in Oregon.
I am currently based out of Corvallis, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest, where I just completed a master's degree in journalism at the University of Oregon. I still follow my sense of curiosity and document my surroundings, but now I work with professional equipment rather than an old 35 mm film camera.
When I'm not working I'm usually hiking with my dog, paddle boarding or eating tacos.
I'm also a proud member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.