ABOUT ME // 23 year-old biologist, filmmaker and photographer, I am the writer, director and narrator of the award winning documentary ‘Pursuing the Monarchs’. My interest for conservation and environmental activism has motivated my investigation of subjects ranging from the monarch butterflies’ population decline in Mexico to highlanders’ indigenous land rights in Cambodia. In addition to Pursuing the Monarchs and my double bachelors degree in Biology and Chinese, I studied abroad twice while in undergraduate school in Cambodia and China, respectively. I speak French, Spanish and English fluently, as well as Mandarin at an intermediate level and I am currently employed by the School for Field Studies, and work as a media and science communications intern in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Pursuing the Monarchs is my first feature film, and I am actively seeking collaborators for a new feature film project.

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The School for Field Studies Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies 

Bocas del Toro, Panama

August 2018 – Present 

Program Intern

  • Provide program support and assist faculty in research or course preparation

  • Attend and help coordinate program activities including field trips and community engagement

  • Serve as the environmental communications assistant by means of social media management, photography and videography


 

The Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity

Siem Reap, Cambodia 

 June 2018 – August 2018 

Science Communicator & Digital Media Creator Intern 

  • Created digital content, photography, video and articles for web-based publication and distribution

  • Managed the Instagram and Facebook pages of the organization

  • Attend and assisted with endangered animal releases and rescues 


 

Pursuing the Monarchs, feature length documentary

Mexico & USA

Writer, Director & Editor 

  • Wrote, directed, and edited Pursuing the Monarchs, a fifty-minute documentary film exploring the causes of the Monarch Butterfly’s dwindling population, in collaboration with scientists, artists, and subject matter experts from around the world.

  • Pursuing the Monarchs has been selected to ten international film festivals including Santa Cruz, Wild & Scenic and Cine Verde.


Follow my work at @annalechah on Instagram