I am a member of the human race. We are a peculiar species; our minds have evolved dramatically (airplanes, skyscrapers, heated toilet seats), our bodies have evolved steadily (opposable thumbs, ability to climb and swim, okay at running), but our emotions seem quite stubborn to keep up (war, famine, corruption, waste, red buttons capable of destroying it all in a matter of seconds).
We have the tools to change this.
I’ve developed a healthy obsession with the way we communicate online, and am here to utilize that power for good. I care about journalism, politics, truth, justice, and being able to improvise.
I’ve done work with Mozilla as a News Innovation Consultant during the launching phase of what is now the OpenNews program. More recently, I’ve helped expand the reach of their interactive story tool called Popcorn, by setting up a peer to peer learning lab for youth media makers and youth educators.
I’ve written for, and consulted with the Journalism Accelerator, as they dig up best practices and shine light on the latest happenings in the field.
I helped start a local media best practices co-op called the Seattle Journalism Commons, where we’ve covered events, linked up local journalists, and try to go where the silence is.
I am pretty swift with Final Cut and have made a number of useful videos. I love to loop beats with my mouth and rhyme off the top of my head, and my jokes have roughly an 89% success rate.