Photo by Dan Morrison, 2020
Photo by Bryce Dole, 2019, Prince William Sound, Alaska
I am an independent photographer, storyteller and educator based in Eugene, OR.
I completed the graduate program in journalism at the University of Oregon in June 2020. While in grad school, I worked as the Civic Science Communications graduate employee within the Office of Research and Innovation and the Science Communication Research Center.
Since 2020, I have worked on independent multimedia projects while finding ways to blend education and storytelling. I have worked as an English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State to collaborate virtually with Mexican teachers producing English-language podcasts for students at home during the pandemic, and to teach science communication with Russian scientists.
I also have a Masters of Arts in Teaching (2009) and a BA in Comparative Literature and Art with a concentration in Writing (2005).
I worked as an educator in formal education settings since 2007, and in outdoor or experiential ones since 1998. In Oregon, I taught high school English Language Arts, Social Studies and English for Speakers of Other Languages as well as writing for the adult basic education program at Lane Community College. I also developed curriculum and provided professional development support for teachers in rural Thailand as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2011-2013, in Sudan as an English Language Fellow funded by the U.S. Department of State in 2015-2016, and in Egypt as a contractor with AMIDEAST in 2017. I love to experience new things, and have worked on horse ranches, at summer camps, as a backcountry trip leader, and as a coordinator for volunteers.
I love to travel, read, go backpacking, ride horses, ski, fly fish, cycle, run and eat new foods (preferably cooked on sticks along roadsides around the world). In 2023, my husband and I took time off to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. It was six months well-spent.