I am a journalist and visual artist based in Baltimore and New York. With a sense of place and historical research, my films and installations seek to unravel and meditate on the interconnectedness of land, power, labor and memory.
I am currently developing a photography project - exhibition, oral history and book - that navigates family history, trauma, ephemeral sites of significance and resilience in collaboration with young people who have been in foster care.
I work as a producer, educator and editor. I am helping produce WNYC’s acclaimed Radio Rookies; I edit KCRWs’ experimental arts and culture program, The Organist; and I am producing a feature film. My video and audio work has appeared in or involved collaborations with All Things Considered, Here & Now, The World, PRI's Living on Earth, Marketplace, The Paris Review, WYPR in Baltimore, The Washington City Paper, Meridian Hill Pictures, Undark, WAMU, Southern Foodways Alliance, and DC Public Library. I have developed and produced podcasts for Gimlet Creative, Dwell Magazine, WYPR, Doc Society’s Mothers of Invention and many others.
I hold an MFA from Duke University and a BA from Bowdoin College. I have taught courses at Skidmore College, Johns Hopkins University's Youth Film Arts program, Appalshop's Summer Documentary Institute in Kentucky, Docs In Progress, Hidden Voices, Wide Angle Youth Media, Baltimore City Public Schools and Refugee Youth Project.
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.