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, where I work as a traveling photographer and videographer. Throughout the year, I will be visit the organization’s ten centers around th world.
Pursuing the Monarchs is my first feature film, and I am actively seeking collaborators for a new feature film project.
The School for Field Studies Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Bocas del Toro, Panama
August 2018 – Present
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 Centre 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
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.