I am a multimedia producer who works across media forms, including photography, audio, video, 360-degree production, VR (virtual reality), and web development. For over 8 years, I have worked as a media producer with organisations including the Daily 360° at the New York Times, VICE, Thompson Reuters Foundation, National Geographic, MSNBC, and the Guardian. A major part of my career has been aimed at documenting human rights violations in Bosnia, Egypt, Nepal, Peru, India, the UK and US to provoke change. I am also a Tow-Knight fellow and awardee of the Knight-VICE Innovators Fund, 2017.
Over the years, the types of projects I have done incorporate large amounts of data collection and personal stories that are often sensitive, belonging to vulnerable communities. As part of my journey in the field of human rights, I co-founded HELM Social Design Studio in 2016, which amplifies people’s initiatives for social change using legal, media, design and technology solutions. Founded as a collaboration between experienced professionals across distinct fields, it creates custom solutions for human rights organizations. At HELM, we provide sliding scales of work and technology, and our model allows us to developed resource-intensive prototypes, tools, technology and products for larger organizations, which can then be shared with grassroots organizations with limited resources.
Having been in-charge of project management and media production for all HELM projects and as a freelancer, I have the skills needed to manage teams of people and resources. The projects I have managed usually involved working with teams of 8-15 people including coders, development professionals, designers, researchers, lawyers, data analysts and legal trainees.
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing