Over the past few years I have acquired a nickname as an “exploress”, an ambitious world traveler with a passionate interest in economic development, anthropology and design paired with a constant desire to be outdoors. I have developed a strong sense of adaptability and interpersonal relationships through traveling experience and volunteer work both domestically and internationally. Recently my creativity has been put to use in my freelance photography, videography, and graphic design work. My aspirations are to be a multimedia storyteller for the marginalized and without a voice in this 21st century
BA/ Development Economics Awards/ Accomplishments
Seattle Pacific University || 2011-2015 President’s Scholar Award
School of Business & Economics Phillip W. Eaton Scholarship
Minor: Art New Media Fine Arts Scholarship
2015- 2016 Video Assistant / Helm & Harbor
Gained experience as a primary and secondary shooter for various projects with local and international NGO’s and non-profit organizations. Traveled to Colorado and Amman, Jordan to be a second shooter and assistant with photojournalist work. Collaborated with the Fremont Abbey and other artists to brainstorm storylines and generate creative content for anniversary work and promotional videos. Managed social media while abroad in the Middle East.
2014-2015 Ministry Marketer / Seattle Pacific University
Spent a year creating promotional marketing material (for print and online use) for University Ministries in tangency with the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific to raise awareness of events and resources available on campus. Planned and implemented marketing strategies, events, and retreats to better serve student ministry coordinators and students. Aided in the development of the Ministry Marketer position due to the newness of its addition to the University.
2013-2015 Social Media Contributor / The Exploress
Freelance writer and videographer for the online journal theexploress.com using experience from my travelling, outdoor and study abroad experience to inspire women to explore more new horizons. Recruited based on my photographs showcased through social media.
2014 & 2016 Videographer / Camp Hammer
Successfully filmed, edited and produced a camp video that holistically encompassed the campers’ week at summer camp in a fun and playful way for 10 weeks of summer. Conceptualized, directed and filmed a series of short films for the use of the camp during the summer camp events. Planned and implemented all the skits, activities and events that happened at camp with a close knit team.
2011- 2015 Videographer / Navajo Reservation
Worked with local team leaders to create lasting relationships with multiple Navajo families living on the reservation through work projects and familial visits. Documented the life and work of the Navajo People through photography, videography, and storytelling. Organized service work groups for various volunteer opportunities to aid Navajo families living in poverty.
International / Outdoor Experience
2015 Camino de Santiago France & Spain
After graduation I decided to embark on the physical and spiritual journey of the Camino de Santiago. Over the course of a month I backpacked 900 km/ from the south of France to the westernmost coast of Spain
2013 Universidad de Deusto Bilbao, Spain
Attended the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain to study economics, politics and Spanish for four months, there I was able to improve my language skills and travel around Europe on my own.
2012 Health Education Coordinator Belize
Contacted local schools in Belize and worked with dentists from the United States to develop oral hygiene education presentations for Belizean primary and secondary schools. Led a group of volunteers to teach the specialized health program to over 700 students in the Toledo district of Southern Belize.
Countries I’ve traveled to:
Spain Belize Japan Hong Kong
Portugal Guatemala Mexico Jordan
The United Kingdom Philippines Canada New Zealand
France China Egypt Iceland