I came to multimedia and television production after a career as a Japanese-English translator. I owned and operated a technical translation company (Intellingua Japan), becoming interested in production after translating for a variety of media companies. In 2006, I attended Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). I graduated in 2008 with a Master of International Affairs and a concentration in international broadcast media.
While at Columbia, I interned at RainMedia, a production company that produces documentary films almost exclusively for PBS FRONTLINE. I was later hired as an associate producer and worked on films such as The War Briefing, Emmy and Peabody award-winning The Madoff Affair, and The Quake. In between projects, I worked as a multimedia producer for PBS WIDE ANGLE, where I produced web videos and a variety of multimedia stories.
In the spring of 2010, I struck out on my own to become a freelance digital journalist. I am now an independent producer-shooter-editor, and am available to shoot, edit and produce videos for television and the web. I shoot with the Sony FS-100 and edit on both Avid and Final Cut Pro. I am available for assignments anywhere, including in conflict zones.