I am a filmmaker, artist, teacher producer based in Baltimore and New York. With a sense of place and historical research, my work seeks to unravel and meditate on the interconnectedness of land, power, labor and memory.
I work as a producer with WNYC’s acclaimed Radio Rookies program; I am producing a feature film and I am an instructor at Goucher College. My video and audio work has appeared in or involved collaborations with museums, universities, places like NPR and The Paris Review, libraries and with other filmmakers and artists. I have developed and produced podcasts for Gimlet Creative, Dwell Magazine, WYPR, Doc Society’s Mothers of Invention and many others.
I was a 2017-18 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow through the Center for Documentary Studies. Through that fellowship, I am developing a deeply collaborative photography project - exhibition, oral history and book - that navigates family history, trauma, ephemeral sites of significance and resilience with young people who have been in foster care. I have taught and collaborated with young people through community organizations, prisons, workshops and traditional college settings. A few places I have been privileged to work with: Partnership for Appalachian Girls Education, a youth detention facility in Boston, Skidmore College, Johns Hopkins University's Youth Film Arts program, Appalshop's Summer Documentary Institute in Kentucky, Hidden Voices, Wide Angle Youth Media, Baltimore City Public Schools and Refugee Youth Project.
I hold an MFA from Duke University and a BA from Bowdoin College. I'm available for freelance work producing, directing and editing films and podcasts as well as public radio content.
Grants & Awards:
Lewis Hine Fellow, Center for Documentary Studies, 2017-2018
Baker Award finalist, 2018 - for excellence in craft and vision in film and video
Rob Williams and Warren Womble Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, 2018 - full scholarship for exceptional talent in printmaking
Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Fellow, 2017 - for a film exploring landscapes and histories of slavery
Associated Press Award winner, 2017 - "Best Human Interest Story" & "Best Use of Sound"
Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship, 2014 - for a radio documentary about the legacy of a public housing in Baltimore
Institute of Museum and Library Services grantee, 2012 - in collaboration with WAMU I developed an oral history project on gentrifying neighborhoods in Washington, DC.