I am a filmmaker, journalist, writer, and editor based in La Paz, Bolivia. Much of my work has focused on marginalized and vulnerable communities, as well as individuals and groups characterized as “outsiders.” I have shared stories on a wide spectrum of topics, from the lives of refugee camp residents in Kenya to families caring for autistic children in Northern Ireland.
My journalism work has been featured by the likes of Al Jazeera, The Guardian, St. Paul Pioneer Press and through various documentary projects. My NGO work includes producing multimedia content for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency), Engineers Without Borders, IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, Mano a Mano International Partners and more. I am the Editor-In-Chief of Bolivian Express, a monthly magazine and Bolivia’s foremost English publication.
My video work has received Telly Awards for online video, and has been recognized by the International Academy of Visual Arts. My video, Bolivian Wall-E: Teen Inventor Makes Robots Out Of Trash, was an AJ+ Staff Pick for 2015. I was also a contributor to and co-editor of the book The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World, a 2012 Midwest Book Award Finalist.
I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where I studied print journalism and worked with the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. I have also completed coursework in video production and postproduction at the Bay Area Video Coalition, and studied documentary lighting under legendary cinematographer Bob Elfstrom.
Canon 5D MkII
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DXI
Canon EF 70-200/4L Is USM
Rokinon 35 MM T1.5 Cinema
Rokinon 85MM T1.5 Cinema
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus
Atamos Ninja 2 [10-BIT 4:2:2 ProRes recording]
Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ Manfrotto MVH502AH Fluid Head
Manfrotto 190XB Tripod and Head
Duzi 22” Portable Slider
Custom Shoulder Rig
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun 10” Mic
Sennheiser ew 100 G2 Lavalier Kit
Zoom H4N Mobile 4-Track Recorder
Apple Macbook Pro
- OS X El Capitan 10.11
- 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory
- Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB Graphics Processor
- Adobe Creative Suite CC
- Apple Final Cut Pro 7