I'm a journalist who can produce, shoot, and edit. At Quartz, I create videos for social platforms like Facebook and YouTube. I went to Kenya to see how China is using soft power to convince people to like it, Taiwan to find out how it became the most LGBT-friendly country in Asia, Palau to see how a tiny island nation is standing up to the rest of the world, Singapore to learn about the economic case for open borders, the Amazon rainforest to follow archeologists who unearthed ancient civilizations, and Spain to discover new wines for a warmer world. I went on a deep sea exploration with scientists trying to protect marine sanctuaries from oil exploration, and saw the beauty of jellyfish. I did a story about Brazil's audacious plan to fight poverty with neuroscience. I also created a three-part series that followed chefs and scientists as they reimagine food with our senses, and staples like bread and shrimp. I explained NAFTA through shoes and avocados and how our Trump jokes are changing the English language.
Before Quartz, I spent several years in broadcast news. I produced and filmed stories for PBS about topics like the junk science law in Texas, FDA-approved medical devices that ruined women's lives, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, the drought in California, biobanking, the 2014 midterms elections in Louisiana and Kansas, how scrap metal thieves put the public in danger, why biologic drugs are so expensive in the US, the pension crisis, how drones are coming to a sky near you, “friendly” fracking, the Affordable Care Act, student hackers, undocumented students, paying for miles driven instead of a gas tax, and Jimmy Carter’s grandson. I went to Pakistan to cover the drone war and report on how drone missile pieces are linked back to manufacturers in the US. I also traveled to Palau (again) to see how climate change is destroying paradise. I've also reported from Haiti for ABC News and CNN.
I can be useful without a camera. I’ve written about what it's like being an American tourist in North Korea, drones, rogue opposition researchers, a cartoonist who went from paper to pixels, election-season digital biopics, and churches in movie theaters.