2018 – Present
Directed and produced a variety of documentary shorts including short news pieces, investigations and a feature-length film.
Screened short films at:
Cinema Lounge, Minneapolis
SCREAM it of Screen, Minneapolis
Connect Media Festival, St. Paul
Awards and accolades include:
Reva and David Logan Prize for Investigative Reporting
IF/Then Distribution Initiative
International Documentary Association - Pare Lorentz Grant Challenging White Supremacy
2019 - Present
Reported, coordinated and edited multi-year investigation; partnerships with the New York Times and the Investigative Reporting Program; published on Yale Climate Connections and other local outlets.
2018 - Present
Sourced and delivered high-quality video stories on RELIGION, GENDER and HEALTH throughout the African continent and the US, including on-camera reporting, explainer videos, short documentaries, news stories
2015 – 2018
/ MANAGING EDITOR
Multiple award-winning editor of immigrant story series with Green Card Voices; managed team of teachers, students, copy editors, to publish books of immigrant teens’ first-person narratives; coordinated immigrant storytelling programing; www.greencardvoices.com/books/.
2016 – 2018
INTERVIEWING TEAM LEAD
/ FOUNDING MEMBER
Led team of grassroots organizers (MPD150) to interview, transcribe, and code 70 interviews for community performance review of policing with communities most impacted by police violence; co-wrote and co-edited report published in 2017.
Smithsonian Folkways Records - Wrote and published album biographies, press releases; managed social media; organized and facilitated promotional material; led team building.
2012 – 2013
SPRADLEY SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW
Dakar, Senegal - Interviewed Senegalese community members about the female experience with a traditional spiritual belief system; designed and implemented 8-week research project using ethnographic interviewing and participant observation; published award-winning research in Conformity and Conflict.