I am a creative professional passionate about visual narrative storytelling and specialized as a documentary producer and photographer. I have spent the last ten years cultivating relationships across the public, private, and independent sectors where I've raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity, and generated over a million dollars in revenue in support of local journalism.
I’ve gained experience at PBS and the USA TODAY Network, and have collaborated with partners such as Dell, Microsoft, PPR Worldwide, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and the National Sikh Campaign.
I graduated from Mills College with a B.A. in Business, Management, and Social Innovation and a minor in Urban Education. While at Mills, I participated in the Public Interest Radio Program, in partnership with KALW, and the Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships in Oakland California. I covered stories in Oakland Public Schools and on the streets concerning community and racial issues.
I am of Luso American descent and reside in Central California where I enjoy spending time exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in my hometown of Pacific Grove on the coast.
I have been honored by the California State Legislature and Tulare County Board of Supervisors for my leadership in expanding opportunities for women in technology.
I have experience producing commercials that have aired on TV, brand story videos, building e-commerce websites, and building Influencer marketing for companies like Dell, Microsoft, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. I've pitched stories that have appeared in the Huffington Post, Educationnews.org and print dailies.
Photo was taken in Carmel CA 2019
My career as a documentary producer started with my documentary titled Don't Rush Me, which has been featured by the North Carolina State University System in their faculty training program. I continue to support the production process both above and below the line.
Photo was taken in Three Rivers CA 2019
My editorial work and photos have appeared on Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in print weeklies.
Photo was taken at the White House 2014
In my free time, I support causes that address issues such as inequality, learning and attention issues, public media and community journalism.
Photo was taken in Tulare 2019