I am a multimedia storyteller, Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, and National Geographic Explorer. I aim to explore the impacts of climate change on water resources and advocate for the protection of the world’s last free-flowing rivers.
I recently released three new documentary films about diverse water challenges in India, which can be viewed here. My newest film, Water Flows Together, produced in partnership with Spruce Tone Films, premiered at Telluride Mountainfilm Festival this May.
I 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 at 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 a 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 the Web Developer and Designer at Westminster College, and continue to produce environmental film projects in my spare time.
You can contact me here.