I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ithaca College and spent a year in India as a Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellow, where I produced a series of documentary shorts about India's diverse water challenges. For the project, I documented the creation of artificial glaciers in the Indian Himalaya, tackled a first descent on one of the Ganges last remaining free-flowing tributaries with a team of Indian whitewater kayakers, and worked with an unauthorized community in Jaipur, Rajasthan, to improve access to clean water.
I was awarded a National Geographic Explorer Grant in 2017 and led a 350-mile, sea-kayak-based exploration of Lake Powell and the Colorado River to produce a film about the impacts of climate change and the history of water infrastructure development in the West. The resultant award-winning documentary film, Glen Canyon Rediscovered, premiered on National Geographic’s short film showcase and has screened film festivals across the country.
After completion of the film, I worked as the Water and Environmental Journalist for the Utah-based nonprofit Utah Rivers Council. In my capacity as journalist, I researched and reported on water policy challenges in Utah and the Western United States, produced online, print, and film media, and supported organization campaign work and legislative efforts.
I am currently wrapping post-production on a three-part documentary series about water challenges in India.
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