I am a nomadic photographer, journalist and storyteller motivated to continue developing my reporting skills across multiple digital platforms and to grow professionally.
I have lived abroad for over 21 years in various countries, most recently in Bujumbura, Burundi.
I am currently a first year student at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. My goal is to learn from those around me and to share my expertise in order to make the world a smaller place.
University of California, Davis, B.A. in Philosophy & International Relations
Corvinus University of Budapest (Formerly Karl Marx University of Economics)
U.S. State Department Foreign Service Institute, French Language Program
USAID Madagascar, Health Communications Officer
U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, India, Social Media/Public Diplomacy Associate
U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, the Netherlands, Deployment Manager
AWARDS & HONORS
Grand Prize 17th Expatriate Beautiful India Photo Competition (2014, Culturama Magazine)
Department of State Meritorious Service Award for Reporting/Promoting U.S. government efforts to minimize impact of 2017 plague outbreak)
U.C. Berkeley Dean's Merit Fellowship (2019 & 2020)
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Madagascar, Malaysia and Madras: Through a Diplomat's Lens (Provoke Lifestyle Magazine, India, October 4, 2016)
Managing Menstruation Delivers Dignity and Opportunity (USAID Medium, May 23, 2019) https://medium.com/usaid-global-waters/managing-menstruation-delivers-dignity-and-opportunity-750be6a8f1f6
How USAID Helped Shift National Policy, Bringing More Opportunities to Families (USAID Acting on the Call, June 2019) https://www.usaid.gov/actingonthecall/stories/madagascar-community-health
WATER WORKS: How access to clean water transforms lives in Madagascar (USAID Globalwaters.org, March 21, 2019 https://usaidpubs.exposure.co/water-works
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Co-founder, Anjezika Community Center and School (Antananarivo, Madagascar 2018) https://www.facebook.com/CentreLeCameleon
Member, Zanaky Ny Lalana humanitarian photography collective (Antananarivo, Madagascar) https://www.facebook.com/zanakynylalana/
REPORTING INTERESTSAfrica, Biodiversity, India, Nongovernmental Organizations, Photojournalism, Poverty, Public health, Social Justice, Social Media, US Foreign Policy, economic inequality