Special Projects

The Ecotone 

Journal of Environmental Studies

Overview: The Ecotone is a literary magazine published by the University of Oregon Environmental Studies program each year.

Role: Editor in Chief

The Challenge:  Seek submissions of writing, artwork, and photography from students, faculty, and staff at the University of Oregon, related to environmental issues. Assemble editorial team of graduate students to meet and select, refine, and edit submissions. Use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to produce publication. Edit photo submissions for black and white publication, set typeface, establish visual branding through graphic design.

The Outcome:  Successfully published print and online versions of the magazine, distributed to students, prospective students, faculty, and staff. The online version can be viewed here.


Science and Memory 

vryayx0dOverview: The Science and Memory Project tells stories of change around complex issues of climate & environment from Oregon to Alaska and the Pacific Ocean in between.

Role: Multimedia Producer and Graduate Researcher

The Challenge:  Research and design a Master’s level thesis project using multimedia to explore the stories around Local and Traditional Knowledge, and science around salmon and climate change in Cordova, AK.

The Outcome: In 2016 I partnered with the Science and Memory Project for my Master’s research in Cordova, AK, to share resources, expertise, and the common goals of using multimedia to tell the stories of climate change. While on the project, I contributed to the field journal blog, as well as shot footage and recorded interviews with local residents, fishermen, and scientists in the area. My project in partnership with Science & Memory culminated in the multimedia production, Swimming Upstream, an interactive Story Map connecting the issues of climate change, salmon, and knowledge in South Central Alaska.


Our Children’s Trust

Overview: Our Children’s Trust is a group of 21 youth who are suing the federal government for failing to protect the public trust, by permitting pollutant activity from fossil fuel industries.

Role: Producer

The Challenge:  Produce a short (15 minute) documentary about the Our Children’s Trust case, the major players, and the story behind the lawsuit.

The Outcome: What started out as a short film project for a documentary production class turned into a year-long journey following the court cases of 21 youth suing the federal government and fossil fuel industries for contributing to climate change. While the documentary is still in production, my photos from this project have been featured in a number of media outlets, including:

While the film is still in production, the trailer can be viewed here.


The Glacier Lab

glacierlabOverview: Professor Mark Carey’s Glacier Lab at the University of Oregon is a dynamic and diverse group of postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and Clark Honors College undergraduates researching the societal aspects and human dimensions of glaciers worldwide

Role: Web Designer/Lab Member

The Challenge:  Design a simple, clean website for the Glacier Lab, to house information about lab research, lab members, publications, and news relevant to glacier research at the University of Oregon.

The Outcome: In 2016, I designed and developed the official Glacier Lab website, using WordPress. I consulted with Prof. Mark Carey for content development, and the UO College of Arts and Sciences for design to keep the website consistent with other university websites. The Glacier Lab site can be viewed here.


Freelance Work

Outdoor Women’s Alliance

One of the themes emerging from my growth as a writer, photographer, and filmmaker is my propensity to find and tell stories about strong women in the outdoors. In 2015 I was asked by the Outdoor Women’s Alliance to write an article reflecting on my own experience as an outdoorswoman traveling between Florida and Alaska. The full article can be read here.

Camping for Women

In June 2017, I began working with the website, Camping for Women, and became a published contributor. Over the next year, I will be contributing articles to the publication on themes of women in the outdoors. My articles can be viewed here.