My approach to creating multimedia products is simple; I always put the viewer first. This means telling great stories in engaging ways and responding to the latest trends in digital media. To put it simply, I love a good story. I am constantly curious and love asking questions, hearing stories, and translating those stories into video or photo products. My curiosity has taken me around the world, to more than 20 countries and across 5 continents. My time abroad has cemented my belief that people are a lot more alike than they are different. I believe that a great stories have the power to heal, inspire, and connect people from all walks of life.
I currently work for the U.S. Department of State (Federal contractor) as a Multimedia Producer, I create videos, photos, and write pieces for the Bureau or Educational and Cultural Affairs. I serve as the primary video producer for more than 50 international study abroad and exchange programs. I independently oversee all elements of the design process, including conception, budget, production, distribution, and editorial strategy. I’ve worked with embassies and consulates around the world to determine ideal communication channels, craft messages for diverse audiences, and set and achieved goals for productions.
I have 13 years of experience in video production and extensive training in cross-cultural communications and media. I have a Masters in International Media from American University and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. I also served in the Peace Corps in Kenya for 2 years, there I worked as Deaf Educator and Behavior Change Communication Specialist. During my service I worked to design a strategic health campaigns for the Kenyan Deaf population, created the first instructional HIV/AIDS testing video in Kenyan Sign Language, and learned the finer points of village living (bucket baths and fly swatting are my specialties).