About

 
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I have lived many lives. Bike messenger, taxi driver, Alaska deep sea fisherman, writer, editor, media producer, video artist, graphic/web/UX designer, user researcher, content strategist, business development manager, Google Analytics consultant. I look forward to wrapping my head around your next transformative project.

Education

  • Master of Communication, University of Washington, Communities and Networks

  • Bachelor’s, Columbia University, Environmental Journalism

  • Coding and design from Codecademy and School of Visual Arts

  • Digital media at 911 Media Arts Center and Seattle Film Institute



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Clips

  • Post Occupancy: a blog about Stuart Brand

  • My life story in 6 minutes (Vimeo)

  • Travelogue Detroit: Notes from the Open Source City (Arcade Magazine)

  • Taxi Cab Confessions: Man on the Merge (L Magazine)

  • Suburban Origins: Mumbai (Vimeo)



Environmental Journalism

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With a focus on sustainable cities and urban development, my environmental journalism work included nearly 70 pieces across print, online, and radio channels. As an undergrad I spent a semester at the Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, AZ, and worked summers with scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. My first paid freelance gig was for Ira Flatow’s Science Friday on NPR, followed by extensive reporting on green buildings for the civil engineering journal Engineering News-Record and other McGraw-Hill publications. My first office job was as an editor in the Environmental Sciences division at Springer-Verlag, an international publisher of academic books and journals.

  • “Urban Ecology,” NPR Talk of the Nation: Science Friday

  • “Greenpoint Oil Spill: The Residents of Hausman Street Speak,” Block Magazine

  • “Bronx Revitalization Report: Building Green in the Projects,” Engineering News-Record New York

  • “LEED for Neighborhoods: Building a Sustainable Lifestyle,” GreenSource

  • “Washington State Establishes Puget Sound Cleanup Agency,” Engineering News-Record

  • “Gates Foundation’s New Headquarters Drives Concern over Seattle’s Traffic Woes,” Architectural Record


Music & Arts Journalism

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I have always balanced a dual love of science and the arts. I first learned editorial design and video production working at the now-defunct 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle, WA, where I managed communications for gallery shows and produced a quarterly magazine covering Northwest independent film and digital media arts.

  • Feature articles on VJ (“video jockey”) artists, modern dance filmmakers, dozens of interviews with local and visiting directors

  • Seattle Women in Film: DVD compilation of 21 independent women filmmakers including Lynn Shelton, Megan Griffiths, Virginia Bogert

  • Complete guide to local filmmakers presenting in the Seattle International Film Festival

  • Album reviews (SSGMusic.com): Bear in Heaven, Ariel Pink, Bob Mould, etc.