i’m a documentarian, and my heart-work is in audio.
i’ve lived in six cities, five countries, and four continents. i'm a first generation immigrant from a family of refugees. i’m deeply disturbed by the idea that when society fails to tell a story, it implies that it is unworthy of being told. working to build understanding/empathy thru story is my form of resistance.
from 2014-2016 i worked at KALX in Berkeley CA, where I fell in love with freeform community radio. at NPR’s #nextgen radio fellowship in 2016 at KJZZ in Phoenix, AZ i produced this piece and experienced what it’s like to be in a diverse and inclusive newsroom for the first time. in Spring 2017 i was blissfully producing audio docs ocean-side such as this and this at the Transom Story Workshop in Massachusetts. i graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelors degree in political economy in 2016.
i am particularly interested in stories of (in)justice, death and dying, music, the prison system, identity, and place.
aside from storytelling in all its forms, i’m wild about performance poetry, hiking, music, lakes (especially the Great kind), and furious dancing
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