New York University – B.F.A. Film and TV Production 1999 — 2004
University Of Chicago Laboratory High School 1995 — 1999
Bluefields Sound System 2005 — 2012
Co-founder, Creative Director
Bluefields Sound System is the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua’s first professional recording studio and multi-media resource center. It is dedicated to the preservation of culture and education of indigenous and Afro-Caribbean youth. Press: http://www.mtviggy.com/articles/checkpoint-bluefields-nicaragua/ Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qumbWHQHLqw
Lego Robotics, Scratch video game programming, Arduino Physical Computing, and Processing.
Huairou Commission / GROOTS Kenya August 2011 — October 2011
Camera Operator, Instructor
Documentary Educator for the Champions for Transformative Leadership Film making workshop.
Director of Photography for final film “Champions” – a Kenyan Initiative for grassroots women leaders. Final film: https://vimeo.com/41141169
Youth Technology Core August 2005 — July 2006
Documentary Production Teacher –
Instructor at After school documentary program at Foreman High School.
Led exchange program to Durango, Mexico, and produced final promotional video.
Project Manager, UI/UX Designer –
Professionalized design, increased feature set, and user ability of a cloud based multi-media archival tool.
DemandLab November 2012 – Present
Web Developer, Online Marketing
Custom development for Marketo and Salesforce integration. Provided online marketing automation consulting for B2B companies.
United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) January 2008 — February 2010
Multimedia Consultant, Web Developer
Designed and developed www.uno-online.org, www.raceofthedead.com
Produced video content and graphic design for UNO Charter Schools and capital gains Internet campaigns.
CompulsiveTraveler.tv October 2007 — August 2009
Technology Consultant, Video Editor –
Enhanced their SEO, managed video compression, and online marketing campaigns.
“Living Documents” Film February 2007 — March 2007
Producer & Director of Photography
Produced, and filmed “Living Documents” a documentary investigating a murder, and exploring indigenous land rights on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast.
- Languages – Fluent in English and Spanish
- Graphic Design – Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign
- Programming – HTML, PHP, CSS, Processing , Java Script, Arduino, Osmocom
- Video Production – Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects
- Circuit Design – Eagle CAD
Certificates & Awards
- $200K Stern Entrepreneurial Challenge Winner – Social Venture
- NYU Prototype Award
- The School of Authentic Journalism 2010 – Scholarship Recipient
- Fletcher Summer Institute for Advance Study of Nonviolent Conflict 2011, Tufts University – Scholarship Recipient