State College, Pennsylvania
I am a video producer telling the stories that will help others and the world. I believe that our innate desire to tell and hear stories is a human trait that can be used for real good. Imagine if real-life stories in which people's needs and challenges are told and the viewers were invested in the positive change that they could have on these people's lives.. Or in the telling of nature's story, bringing a voice to her silent plea for fair treatment.
I grew up in rural Pennsylvania. The West Branch of the Susquehanna River flows past our house that is perched at the top of a wooded hillside in the tiny community of Frenchville. Way out there, the outdoors supplies the most amount of fun; hiking, mountain biking, ATV paths, camping, kayaking, and so on.
Even at a young age, I could not help but notice the red color of the creeks and streams that emptied into the West Branch. Acid Mine Drainage has had a vast impact on the quality of our local watershed, and I had questions that needed to be answered. Why is this happening? What can be done to stop it from happening again?
During my time at Penn State, I had the opportunity to work alongside researchers and professors who were asking these same questions about all aspects of human land-use and its effect on our environment. During my time working for the Agriculture and Environment Center, I produced numerous educational videos to help tell the story of what is going wrong in our environment, why it's happening, and what we can do to help.
Send me a message- let's see what stories we can tell together.