Writer / Photographer / Educator / Curriculum Developer / One-Woman Production Crew

Denver CO USA,


Educator of the Changemaker Program, THINK Global School, 07/2017 - 06/2018

  • One of six in the inaugural educator team for an innovative, world-traveling, boarding school program

  • Focused on pastoral care and holistic advisement for 30 students, primarily 10 advisees from various backgrounds

  • Instructed using project-based, place-based, student-centered approach in both formal and informal learning situations

  • Guided students to design customized individual learning plans that met TGS’s graduation requirements

Curriculum Developer of the Changemaker Program, THINK Global School, 08/2016 - 08/2017

  • Developed an original eight-country multidisciplinary project-based curriculum

  • Headed the overall development and preliminary logistics for India and Oman

  • Created over 1000 documents with a team of four to support the future classrooms

Media Specialist, THINK Global School, 08/2011 - 07/2016

  • Head documentary efforts/visual media creation for the world's first nomadic high school

  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop educational media for a global audience

  • Drive media skills integration into curriculum with self-created newMedia Lab course

  • Curate the school's online interaction and manage the digital output of 60+ students and staff

  • Member of Crisis Management Team at the mobile campus and Strategic Planning committee for technology in education

Creative Arts Teacher, THINK Global School, 08/2011 - 04/2012

  • Developed a pre-IBDP Creative Arts curriculum focused on digital media and 2D art

  • Instructed in weekly classes in a mobile classroom using place-based learning

Website Editor and Consultant,, 12/2011

  • Develop copy, repurpose content, and increase website functionality for TLC personality Sierra Anderson, star of Hook, Line, and Sisters

MatadorTV Video Curator, Matador Network, 04/2010 - 09/2011

  • Featured video content to engage international audience of 1+ million unique visitors monthly

  • Developed original content for the world's largest independent travel publication

Producer, Shooter, Editor, Writer & Photographer,, 03/2010 - 04/2011

  • Structured 3 academic travel series for award-winning company with viewership of 2+ million

    • "Mucho México"

    • "Yebo, South Africa!"

    • "Sawasdee, Thailand!"

  • Developed a team-wide visual style for destinations as well as brand recognition

  • Produced and edited 100+ academic shorts, featuring the science, language, the arts, and history-makers such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • Documented two separate three-week production trips (Mexico and Thailand) with video and photography

Shooter & Photographer, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Bangkok, Thailand 03/2011

  • Created visual content for internal and external-use promotional materials

Producer, Editor, Shooter & Photographer, The Global Syndicate’s Haiti Project, 02/2011

  • Traveled to three regions of Haiti to shoot and develop cultural features and marketing content

World Traveler Intern, STA Travel U.S.A. division, 4 – 9/2009

  • Selected as 1 of 2 interns from 700+ applicants to travel the world on behalf of STA Travel

  • Produced multimedia content from eleven countries for a global marketing campaign

  • Acted as brand ambassador, representing STA Travel online and offline globally

Contemporary Art Curatorial Intern, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 5 – 8/2007

  • Liaised between the museum and commissioned artists, aiding in the development of site-specific installations for the "100 Acres" Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park, one of the largest art parks in the country

  • Created original interpretive content for exhibition materials and collaborated with curators on permanent gallery installations


"Far, Far Away" Group Show | May 2013 | Honeywell Center's Clark Gallery in Wabash, Indiana


Co-Founder and Education Specialist of The Nakavika Project, 11/2009 - Present

  • Conceived, self-sponsored and implemented a volunteer-based, grassroots project in a remote Fijian village

  • Developed and conducted classes for children, youth, and adults focused on health, hygiene and English education

  • [Ongoing] Organizing and creating original media content for crowd-funding campaigns to support tertiary education scholarships

Palm Tree Orphanage, Cambodia, Volunteer and Fundraiser 11/2008 – 05/2009
Soft Power Education, Jinja, Uganda, Volunteer and Fundraiser 8/2008

SPECIALITIES: Global Nomadism, Online Marketing, Active Filming, Curriculum Development, Writing, TESL Education, Academic Advising

TECHNOLOGY: Digital/Film Photography, Final Cut Pro 7/X & Motion, Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, & Illustrator, Macintosh and Windows Systems, HTML, XML, Basic CSS, Microsoft Office

TRAVEL: 6 continents, 66 countries & 4 territories

LANGUAGES: Intermediate Italian & Spanish, a dabbling in Hindi, Swahili, Khmer, Haitian Creole, German, Japanese, Thai & Fijian


Goddard College | M.F.A Creative Writing, Concentration of Creative Nonfiction/Memoir

Indiana University, Bloomington | B.A. Studio Art & Art History with honors, Minor in Italian

Oxford Seminars | TESL/TESOL Teacher Training Certification

University of Virginia, Semester at Sea, aboard the MV Explorer | Focus: International Affairs, Oceanography, Art History and Global Education

Indiana University Overseas Study Abroad, Florence, Italy | Focus: Visual Arts and Italian

The Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine | Focus: Documentary Photography & Photojournalism with Ernesto Bazan

Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, Indiana | Diploma


Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bhutan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Serbia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, U.A.E., USA, Uruguay, Vatican, Vietnam, USVI, Zambia & Zanzibar


Video editor for Edublog Award-winning website for "best use of video" • Mona Schoch Leadership Award • Senior Mortar Board • National Society of Collegiate Scholars • Phi Eta Sigma Honors Fraternity • Alpha Lambda Delta • Phi Mu Women's Fraternity • Indiana University Fine Arts Student Association • Traveling Shorts Film Festival founder & judge for 2018