After graduating from Hamilton College, I took classes in experimental filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute before moving to Los Angeles to work as a film editor. I received an M.F.A. in Film Editing from the American Film Institute in 1998 and have since worked in documentary and fiction film as a director, producer, camerawoman and editor.


I have greatly enjoyed learning about such varied subjects as professional poker players, Mexican Crypto-Jews, female Mariachis, women in the Southern Baptist Ministry, local politicians, burned out physicians, African- American church choir singers, theater people, activists young and old, Swiss kindergarteners, and an eccentric movie theater projectionist. 


My film The Hill, about a civil rights issue in New Haven, CT had its national broadcast premiere on the PBS series America Reframed in February 2015. The film won Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Greenpoint Film Festival and Honorable Mention for the Paul Robeson Award in 2014.  It also screened at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, the San Diego Black Film Festival, the Awareness Film Festival, the Unspoken Human Right Film Festival and the Newark Black Film Festival. School’s Out, about a forest kindergarten in Switzerland, premiered in 2013 at the Providence Children’s Film Festival, won Best Short at the Colorado Environmental and Prescott Film Festivals and the Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film Festival and continues to screen at numerous film festivals and organized screenings around the world. The film will have its broadcast premiere on the PBS series Natural Heroes in the winter of 2016.


Since 2003, I have taught film production and documentary film history at Yale University, Wesleyan University and Trinity College.  I am currently teaching at the University of Arizona and filming a documentary in Falfurrias, Texas.