I am an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and documentarian based in Baltimore and New York. I am currently a Lewis Hine fellow through the Center for Documentary Studies. Through this fellowship, I am developing a collaborative photography project that navigates how a remarkable group of students who have been homeless or in the foster care system understand and express family histories, trauma and resilience. I am also producing a feature documentary, and I edit, report and produce podcasts for KCRWs’ The Organist, Gimlet, Dwell Magazine and Mothers of Invention.
I was an education reporter and produced a daily news magazine for WYPR, and before that, I reported for WAMU. My video and audio work has 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 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 instructed and lectured 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:
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.