About

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Background

My work is driven by a desire to deliver high quality regional planning, research and stories that tell the life story of innovation and change. Drawing from 8 years of professional experience in broadcast television, non-fiction filmmaking and social research I aim to influence responsible development of world regions – most notably in remote societies. 
I often work with world governments, NGOs, researchers, mindful businesses and remote communities to engage with pressing policy issues and to create meaningful visual communications Academically I have received a M.Sc. in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia B.Sc focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Resource Management and a B.Sc in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (Highest Honors) from Montana State University-Bozeman. I will be completing my professional certification as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) in Fall 2017. 
Working with communities and individuals in informal contexts I am continually taught, informed and humbled.  I tailor my work and methods to meet your needs. See the services page for a full run down. I look forward to hearing from you.
 

 


 LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English: Mother tongue
  • Spanish: Fluent speaking and writing skills
  • Arabic: Fluent speaking and writing skills, Modern Standard, Darija and Classical dialects.
  • French: Semi-fluent speaking and writing skills
  • Kazakh: Semi-fluent speaking and writing skills

    AWARDS + HONORS

  • 2015 Delegate to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 21 Paris, Polar Bears International and the Youth Arctic Coalition
  • 2015 Member on the United Nations University / Munich Re Foundation Resilience Academy working group on the UNFCCC Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage
  • 2014 Terre WEB Graduate Fellowship Award, University of British Columbia
  • 2014 Delegate to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 20 Lima, Youth Arctic Coalition
  • 2014 Accelerate Internship Award, MITACS Canada
  • 2012 Best Documentary Short, American Indian Film Festival
  • 2012 Boren Award Nominee to Kyrgyzstan, US State Department
  • 2011 Mountain Exploration Grant, Hans Saari Ski Mountaineering Foundation
  • 2011 Mountain Fellowship Award, The American Alpine Club
  • 2010 Daniel Voyich Award for Native Community Involvement, Montana State University-Bozeman
  • 2008 Khumbu Climbing School Mentorship Award, Alex Lowe Charitable Fund

Current Resume