I am a multimedia storyteller, Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, and National Geographic Explorer. Currently, I am the Water and Environmental Journalist at the Utah Rivers Council. I am interested in exploring and communicating sustainable water management practices on community, legislative, and multinational levels.
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.
In 2015, I produced my first documentary film, Taming the Teesta, which explored the effects of hydroelectric damming on Sikkim's Teesta River. This experience, coupled with a lifetime of exploring water issues in the desert Southwest, sparked my strong interest in advocating for increased, equitable access to water and the conservation of riverine ecosystems around the world.
I am currently working on my National Geographic Society-supported documentary film and expedition, Glen Canyon Rediscovered. For the project, which explores the history and present challenges of water management in the Colorado River Basin, my team and I recently completed a 350-mile through-paddle of the Colorado River and Lake Powell.
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