The issues that move me are those of inequality: I've reported on insufficient healthcare in a refugee camp in Malawi and in South African townships near Johannesburg. I've covered humanitarian aid in the Sahel of Burkina Faso and in post-war northern Uganda. I've filmed a Chicago Emmy-winning documentary on children living i...
I am a Nairobi-based visual journalist working primarily with DSLR video. My work has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Illinois Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the GroundTruth Project and more. Every story deserves to be told through the ...
Inspired by these opportunities, I hope to build my career upon in-depth, mindful multimedia journalism.
Global News Intern
June 2014 — September 2014
International Crisis Group
January 2014 — May 2014
Center for Civic Engagement
July 2012 — September 2013
Design promotional publications, instructional materials and progress reports.
Street-Level Youth Media
June 2013 — August 2013
Taught photography to urban youth as part of the Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program (SAAP), designed to build critical thinking skills for young people who have been historically neglected by public policy makers and mass media. Built an art exhibition exploring violence, engaging students in the use of art for self-expression, communication, and social change.
Medill Media Teens
Program Assistant, Mentor
September 2011 — March 2013
Organized administrative aspects of a program where Northwestern undergraduates mentor high school students from Chicago's Gary Comer Youth Center every Saturday morning. Ordered supplies, secured the equipment, troubleshot software issues, kept spreadsheets, updated the website, documented sessions with photo/video, cleaned up messes (both literal and figurative).
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Photographer, Program Manager
September 2009 — March 2013
Photographed concerts for Pick-Staiger marketing and sale to publications, including Chicago Reader and Fanfare magazine. Used Adobe InDesign to format, fact-check and proofread concert programs following Chicago Manual of Style guidelines; maintained and bound yearly archive books; trained and assisted new staffers.
April 2012 — June 2012
Pitched and wrote daily news stories for South Africa’s oldest and second-largest daily newspaper, focusing on health reporting and feature writing, including two front-page stories. Traveled to Zimbabwe’s border to produce video on illegal border crossings into SA.
Northmoor Country Club
May 2010 — March 2012
Designed promotional material such as flyers, mailings and brochures.
The Working Press, Society of Professional Journalists
September 2011 — September 2011
Photographed for The Working Press, a daily newspaper covering The Society of Professional Journalists' national convention.
Editorial Intern, Family Circle
June 2011 — August 2011
Built and SEOed content for FamilyCircle.com, debugged and wrote copy for the relaunch of Momster.com and managed its Facebook page and Twitter feed.
American Cancer Society
Public Relations Intern
January 2011 — June 2011
Used Adobe InDesign to format print advertisements; wrote and distributed press releases and media alerts.
The Daily Northwestern
September 2009 — June 2011
Used Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and hand-drawing to creatively and strategically design templates and newspaper pages. Managed and instructed staff of 15 designers. Created and implemented design of new entertainment publication, The Current. Edited design for The Summer Northwestern in 2010.
September 2010 — January 2011
Traveled to the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi to document refugee life. Produced four story packages on immigrants and resettled refugees in Chicago including an in-depth story for Pinoy Newsmagazine (Skokie, IL). Managed social media and appeared on Worldview, a public radio program (WBEZ). Listen at http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2011-01-11.
May 2009 — June 2009
Published three Lifestyle articles. Wrote blog posts and recaps of television shows for Entertainment Desk.
Master of Science (MSJ), Journalism
Bachelor of Science (BSJ), Journalism