I am a content director and multimedia producer who is passionate about the synthesis of research and visual communication. I pursue this through my work in motion graphics, video production, data visualization, and multimedia-rich longform journalism. I love leading projects on complex topics that bring together diverse perspectives, and finding new ways to tell resonant stories that matter.
I began my career in video and convergent media in 2011. For the last three years, I have worked at the top think tank in the United States as their multimedia content lead and as a video producer. My work at the Center for Strategic and International Studies has let me dive deep and develop projects on a wide range of issues, from combating malnutrition in Tanzania and grey zone warfare tactics deployed by the Kremlin, to lessons from indigenous activists of Brazil’s Amazon.
Prior to my work at the award-winning CSIS iDeas Lab, I held positions as the vice president of video production at an up-and-coming marketing company, as a web designer and researcher for FRONTLINE + AU, as a video and advanced learning technologies consultant, a freelance journalist and video producer, and as a historical film clip researcher.
I received my MA in Global Media, summa cum laude, from American University as part of a unique program offering advanced production training from the School of Communication and high level international relations coursework from the nationally recognized School of International Service. My focus was on technology and the evolution of propaganda methodologies. My final thesis project, The Art of Consequences, was an exploration of data visualizations of war starting with Charles-Joseph Minard’s Napoleonic campaign infographic.
I received my BA in Philosophy and Film Studies from Tufts University, cum laude. While in college, I began my career as a production and web intern at vH1, Madison Square Garden Interactive, and Charles River Media Group and developed my editorial skills as a writing tutor and fellow at the Academic Resource Center. I taught media production my senior year and have continued to teach production throughout my career. In my current role, I act as editorial lead and the video mentor for the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp. I lead several week-long sessions per year where college students from around the world come to CSIS (or join remotely) to learn from my team how to craft a multimedia-rich longform journalism piece like Refugees in All but Name: Venezuelans Struggle for Status.