The New York Times — Senior Video Journalist
OCTOBER 2012 – PRESENT Report, shoot, script, and edit short documentary videos and narrative news stories. FAA-certified drone pilot. Based in Chicago, but cover the world. In 2014, voted Multimedia Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Also, write for the website and newspaper.
The New York Times — Video Journalist
NOVEMBER 2005 – OCTOBER 2012
As a founding member of The Times’s video unit, produced a range of web video, from breaking news to short vérité films. Worked closely with the investigative, metro, national, and foreign desks, on domestic and international stories. Twice nominated for a National Emmy.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism — Adjunct Instructor
FALL 2012 – SPRING 2013
Taught “Video Journalism: Beyond the Basics,” in which students learned step by step how to create character-driven, visually engaging news videos.
The New York Times Student Journalism Institute — Lead Instructor and Editor
JANUARY 2008 AND JANUARY 2010
Coached students through the process of reporting, shooting, and editing web video, with a focus on visual storytelling over spot news coverage, as part of intensive two-week institutes offering aspiring reporters and photographers the opportunity to work side by side with Times editors.
Independent Video Producer/Camera
APRIL 2004 – NOVEMBER 2005
Filmed for PBS FRONTLINE/World, NOVA, and Times/Discovery Channel, and produced short documentaries for a variety of independent productions.
PBS FRONTLINE/World — Associate Producer
FEBRUARY 2003 – MAY 2004
Helped produce regular episodes for this award-winning TV magazine program and stylistic precursor to Vice, and produced one of the show’s first web-exclusive video journalism pieces.
KCAW 90.1FM Sitka, Alaska — Radio Reporter
MAY 2003 – AUGUST 2003
Reported daily local news and produced feature stories for the statewide network Alaska News Nightly. Hosted and engineered the local "Morning Edition" program and conducted on-air interviews.
Northern Short Course (NPPA) MARCH 2015 Led an hour-long workshop on video journalism at this popular national conference. Also spoked on a panel discussion about covering police protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Guest Lecturer, Panelist, News Source 2010 — PRESENT Presented for journalism classes at Columbia University, Northwestern University, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois, Baruch College, Chicago Photography Center, and University of Miami. Was a panelist at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Society of Professional Journalists Conference. Have been interviewed on live broadcast for U.S. and Australia news channels.
University of California, Berkeley
M.J., Journalism, emphasis in Documentary Film
2002 – 2004
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.F.A. (2), Photography, History of Art
1996 – 2001
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
Spanish, Art, Communications
2000 – 2000
Contributed to New York Times projects that won the Independent Reporters and Editors Medal (IRE), the Overseas Press Club Award, the Online Journalism Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.