I’m a writer, filmmaker, traveler and policy wonk moonlighting as a karaoke host.

I am a 10-year veteran of media production and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. My professional and academic interests and experience are related to e-government, democracies and civic engagement.

I worked as an chief video editor on Beyond Burkas and Bombers (2013) received a NATAS NW Emmy Nomination for Collegiate Non-Fiction as well as the Mark of Excellence in Collegiate Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. My most recent work, Namibia Nine (2015), focused on the education and professional accomplishments of nine Namibian exchange students who returned to their homeland to rebuild their democratic nation post-apartheid.

I earned my BA in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. I am part of the Executive Master of Public Administration cohort (’19) at Portland State University.