I am an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and documentarian based in Baltimore and New York. As a 2017-2018 Lewis Hine fellow with the Center for Documentary Studies, I am 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 am currently a producer with WNYC’s acclaimed Radio Rookies; and I edit KCRWs’ experimental arts and culture program, The Organist.
My video and audio work have been broadcast or shown on public radio programs, podcasts and publications including: 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 and WAMU. I have developed, edited and produced podcasts and radio programs for Gimlet Creative, Dwell Magazine and WYPR. I have freelanced produced stories around the US for Doc Society’s Mothers of Invention, This American Life, American Abroad, WAMU’s Metro Connection and many others.
I make films and sound installations that have shown in museums, galleries and film festivals around the East coast including the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, Duke University, Power Plant Gallery, the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walters Art Museum and Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. With a sense of place and historical research, my work examines the interconnectedness of land, power, labor and memory.
I have worked as an adjunct instructor at Skidmore College and Johns Hopkins University's Youth Film Arts program; and I have taught courses with 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:
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.