I am currently a graduate student in global development and planning at the University of Agder in southern Norway. For the past decade I have worked primarily as a filmmaker and photojournalist, telling stories that expose social and environmental injustices from more than 20 countries. In my studies, I seek to better understand the power structures at play that contribute to persistent poverty and inequality.

In recent years my work has focused on immigration, women’s rights and education, taking me from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, from India to criss-crossing the Western Balkan migration route. I shared the story of that journey at TEDx Lausanne and at the Power of Storytelling in Romania.

Previously, I worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and as a freelance photojournalist and filmmaker based in Lima, Peru, where I cofounded Everyday Latin America.

While in St. Louis, I also taught courses in multimedia production and photojournalism for Webster University and led National Geographic Student Expeditions to London, Bar Harbor, and Ecuador.

I regularly collaborate with humanitarian organizations to tell character-driven stories, dissecting how war, climate change and poverty affect lives across the globe. I am a proud member of the Community Team at The Everyday Projects where I edit and write regularly for Re-Picture. We document everyday life around the world, using photos to challenge stereotypes and as a tool to drive awareness and connection.

My work has been published by the New York Times, PRI’s The World, Al Jazeera, National Geographic Traveler and Der Spiegel, among others. I’ve also collaborated with the Fuller Project for International Reporting, Chemonics, Pro Mujer, Oxfam and Catholic Relief Services. I graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

latest from instagram