I am a journalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Georgia. I am currently a Rosalyn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism. 

I studied Photojournalism and Religion at the University of Georgia and then worked as a photojournalist at a small, family-owned newspaper in Northern Indiana. The paper was starting the transition to prioritize their online presence and I quickly realized I had a lot to learn about the Internet. I got my Master’s from UNC-Chapel Hill as a Roy H. Park fellow, studying short documentary filmmaking and web design to give myself more tools to tell stories for the web. I made films for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and was recruited to work on a national criminal justice campaign for the AFL-CIO. Then I moved to Washington, DC to work as a producer at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting where I shot short documentary films, facilitated education programs, managed interns, curated exhibits in DC and New York, designed our most popular e-book Flight from Syria, and launched and grew our Instagram to more than 60k followers. I have worked with the New Yorker, ProPublica, and Instagram among others. 

I have taught video workshops around the U.S. with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and have coached the NPPA Immersion Workshop. I am currently on the faculty of Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism

My work tends to focus on the human impact of larger systems. 

I recently directed and produced an investigative documentary about a water pollution issue called Saving Juliette. The film is currently screening at festivals and has won multiple awards, including the Best Short Documentary at the 2022 American Conservation Film Festival.  I was a finalist for the Livingston Award in local reporting for this work. 

I am currently producing the podcast Prison Town, a narrative investigation using one prison in South Georgia as a case study to look at the Georgia Department of Corrections. 

Fun fact: I'm a pandemic mom to two sweet kids. I was interviewed by New York magazine when I was expecting my first.  

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Awards / Exhibitions 

2022 - Clarion Award for Television Investigative Feature or Series - Local or Regional, Saving Juliette 

2022 - Livingston Award Finalist in Local Reporting, Saving Juliette

2022 - Short Film Award Winner of the American Conservation Film Festival, Saving Juliette

2021 - Full Bloom Film Festival Best Short Documentary Award, Saving Juliette 

2021 - Macon Film Festival Documentary Film Audience Choice Award, Saving Juliette 

2017 - Finalist for Short Documentary CINE Award, Facing Risk 

2016 - Foto Week DC at National Geographic, curated Daniella Zalcman's Signs of Your Identity project

2016  - Photoville, curated Daniella Zalcman's Signs of Your Identity project 

2016 - curated Daniella Zalcman's 'Faces of Faith' at Wesley Seminary

2016 - curated 'God, Government and LGBT Rights in India, Uganda and Russia' at Harvard's Monroe C. Gutman Library as part their annual LBTQ Conference

2015 - FotoWeek DC, curated Misha Friedman's work in Iron Closet

2015 - Photoville, curated Misha Friedman's work in Iron Closet 

2015 - Gold Horizon Interactive Award for Video - Short Documentary, Fault Lines

2015 - Gold Horizon Interactive Award for Websites - Magazines / News / Blog, Fault Lines

2015 - Gold Horizon Interactive Award for Websites - School / University, Fault Lines

2015 - Honorable Mention for Portrait, Southern Short Course

2015 - 72nd College Photographer of the Year Silver Solo Journalism Multimedia Story or Essay, People Change

2014 - 37th Frame Exhibition, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 

2014 - Roy H. Park Fellowship, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 

2012 - McGill Fellowship, University of Georgia

2008 - 2012 -  Hope Scholar, University of Georgia 

Speaking / Teaching 

2023 - Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (Speaker and Judge) - 'Reporting Across Mediums'

2021 - Georgia College, Saving Juliette: A Documentary on Coal Ash & a Georgia Town's Fight for Clean Water (Screening and Panel Discussion)

2019 - NPPA Multimedia Immersion Coach

2018 - Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Video Contest Judge

2018 - NPPA Multimedia Immersion Coach 

2018 - Free Spirit Media Coach 

2018 - Women Focus Portfolio Reviewer

2017 - Panel Speaker, Northern Short Course

2016 - Free Spirit Media Coach 

2016 - Panel Speaker, GeekFest DC

2015 - Free Spirit Media Coach

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