"We're Trying to Move a Society," The Weave News, Canton, NY, USA
2022"Potsdam Passes Resolution to Give Raquette River Legal Rights," InformNNY.com, NY, USA
"Artists Behind CELF's New Rights of Nature Logo," CELF End of Year Newsletter, USA
"Wild Center Highlights Adirondackers Working to Curb Climate Change," Adirondack Explorer, Saranac Lake, NY, USA
"Human rights, animal rights, but what about the rights of nature itself?", North Country Public Radio, Canton, NY, USA
"Bill of Rights for North Country Waterways," ABC50 NOW, Watertown, NY, USA
"Rights of Nature Symposium Planned," March 5-11, North Country This Week, NY, USA
"St. Lawrence University Receives $10,000 Grant to Support North Country Waterways Project," Watertown, NY, USA
"ENVIRONMENTAL STORYTELLING IN THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERSHED," Humanities New York, USA
Through upcoming Environmental Summit, two North Country filmmakers...", ABC 50 Now, Watertown, NY, USA
"North Country artists, scholars take action to tackle climate change," North Country Public Radio (NCPR), Canton, NY, USA
"El Show de la Tierra - Colectivo Talking Wings." Coatepec, Veracruz, MX
Rivers Have Rights, Potsdam, NY, USA
Rights and Rites: Our Duties and Obligations to Nature - A Humanities New York Conversation, Humanities New York, NY, USA
Society and Nature, A Humanities New York Community Conversation, NY, USA
The North Country Rights of Nature Symposium, New York's North Country, Haudenosaunee Territory
North Country Art, Land and Environment Summit, New York's North Country, Haudenosaunee Territory
Memory Flow: Water of Boston, Deerfield Business Center, Deerfield, USA
PANELS, PRESENTATIONS & PERFORMANCES
An Introduction to Rights of Nature: Exploring Rights for Great Salt Lake, Save Our Great Salt Lake, UT, USA
Rights of Nature Panel, Climate Governance Variability in the Great Lakes RCN Annual Meeting, Duluth, MN, USA
Rights of Rivers and Soil, Food Justice Summit. Feedback: Food is Health, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, USA
Talking Wings Online Workshop, Towards a Post-Extractive Culture, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rights of Nature: Before We Run Dry, Balancing the Biome: Rights of Nature, Save Our Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Weaving Rivers: Creating an Online Network of River Guardians, Embracing Contradictions, Impossible Projects' 4th Biennial Symposium, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
The Future of Adirondack Stewardship: Climate, Ecology, and Community, Adirondacks for All, NY, USA
Talking Wings / Alas Parlantes: Tejiendo Redes de Resistencia, Cuarto Foro Internacional por los Derechos de la Madre Tierra-Naturaleza, Chile
Rivers Have Rights: A Youth Driven Conversation, Sustainability Day & Green Living Fair, Canton, NY, USA
Talking Wings: Art, Storytelling and Activism, International Secretariat of Water, Akwesasne
Weaving a New Narrative: Planting the Seeds and Stories for Our Regenerative Future, Feed Back, Move Forward: Responding to 2020, Craigarden, ADK, NY, USA. February 24th-25th.
Burning or Breathing: A Series About Regenerative Solutions, The Doctrine of Discovery Conference, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY. March 7th-8th.
Big Questions: Using Citizen Journalism for Global Dialogue, Action in Media Education Summit, Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME), Sacred Heart University, CT. April 15th.
Robots Dream: Human Consciousness and Morality in the Digital Age, Union for Democratic Communication/Project Censured Conference, San Francisco, CA. Nov. 1st.
Robots Dream: Human Consciousness and Morality in the Digital Age, Performance, and Communication Department Symposium, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Borderland Mexico, Global Studies Conference, Omaha NE. Oct 4 – 6th.
The Pozos Art Project: Artist Talk, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY, April 30th.
"The North Country Rights of Rivers Movement," Rewinding Earth
"Spoke Earth Dances," Issue 4, The GARDAN Journal. Print.
"ENVIRONMENTAL STORYTELLING IN THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERSHED," Humanities New York. Web.
"The River Says NO," The Guardians of the Watershed Series, ROAR MAGAZINE. Web.
"Art From the Frontlines of a Threatened Mountainside," The Weave News. Web.
"The River Says NO," The Guardians of the Watershed Series, The ROAR Magazine. Web.
"Coatepec: The Fight For the Cloud Forest," The Weave News. Web.
"Growers and Protectors," The Guardians of the Watershed Series, The ROAR Magazine. Web.
"A Stingless Collaboration," The Guardians of the Watershed Series, The ROAR Magazine. Web.
"Interweaving #17 - Protecting the Pollinators," The Weave News, Web.
"Interweaving #16: COVID 19 Diaries," The Weave News, Web.
“Dissecting Boston, A Waving the Streets Series.” The Weave News. Web.
“Enhanced Metonymy.” St. Lawrence University Magazine Summer (2015): 28-29. Print.
"Robot's Dream: Human Consciousness and Morality in the Digital Age." The Underground: Journal of Undergraduate Research 3.2 (2013): 29-43. Print.
"Art of the Chopper: Violence as Both Narrative and Aesthetic in Hong Kong Cinema." The Underground: Journal of Undergraduate Research (2012): 75-89. Print.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & FESTIVALS
Knot of Silence, Semi-Finalist, Florida Shorts, USA
Knot Of Silence, Semi-Finalist, Paris International Short Fest, Paris
Knot Of Silence, Nominee, Vesuvius International Film Fest, ItalyReclaiming Agricultural Practices, (Permanent Collection), Climate Solutions Exhibit, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, USA
Seed Saving for Resilience, (Permanent Collection), Climate Solutions Exhibit, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, USA
Reuniting People And Plants, (Permanent Collection), Climate Solutions Exhibit, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, USA
Food Sovereignty As A Climate Solution, (Permanent Collection), Climate Solutions Exhibit, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, USA
How to Change, Award Winner for Best Short Documentary, London Indie Short Fest, London, UK
How to Change, Nominee for Best Short Documentary, San Francisco Indie Short Festival, San Francisco, USA
How to Change, Official Selection, Vesuvius International Film Fest, Italy
How to Change, Finalist for Best Short Documentary, Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift, Canada
How to Change, Finalist for Best Short Documentary, Cooper Awards
How to Change, Nominee for Best Short Documentary, London Shorts, London, UK
How to Change, Official Selection, Life Screenings International Short Film Festival , Clermont, FL
Water and Origin: Protecting and Honoring the First Storyteller, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
As the Grasse Talks: The Past, Present and Future of the Grasse River, Traditional Arts in Northern New York (TAUNY), Canton, NY
Nadamos en la Memoria de Nuestro Futuro, OnePager, Northampton, MA.
We Murmur, All About the Bird, Northampton, MA. Poetry and Art.
Memory Flow: Water of Boston, Deerfield Business Center, Deerfield, MA. Historical Conference, Performance and Interactive Installation, in collaboration with Veronica Lavia.
Memory Flow: Water of Boston, Goddard College, Montpelier, VT. Performance and Interactive Installation, in collaboration with Veronica Lavia.
Memory Flow: Water of Boston, XFest 2018, Boston, MA. Performance and Interactive Installation, in collaboration with Veronica Lavia.
The Other Angel, Dobra Tea, Northampton, MA. Sculpture Installation.
The Other Angel, Art On the Menu, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Northampton, MA.
oSHen, TU 35 Expanded, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy. Film Screening, in collaboration with Veronica Lavia.
II Degrees, I_and_Place, New York K&P Gallery, New York City, NY. Single Chanel Video Installation, in collaboration with Veronica Lavia.
II Degrees, In Response, Godine Family Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. Single Chanel Video Installation, in collaboration with Veronica Lavia.
Personal Identities, Teen Night Showcase, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Multimedia performance, done in collaboration with the Sociedad Latina Youth Music Ambassadors.
Orange Line, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Multimedia performance, done in collaboration with the Sociedad Latina Youth Music Ambassadors.
Yo(u), MFA Screening, Emerson College, Boston, MA. Single Chanel Video Installation.
Sweet Nothings, The Gunnison Memorial Chapel, Canton, NY. Video Installation done in Collaboration with Reid Brechner.
Mnimification (Version 2), Senior Film Thesis Festival, St. Lawrence University,
#Impermenance: Fine Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY.
Animalia: Visual Poetry About Animals, SLC Art Council, Potsdam Town Hall, Postdam, NY.
Mnimification (Version 1), SLU Underground Film Festival, Canton, NY
The Nature of Objectness, Owen D. Young Library, Canton, NY.
The Pozos Art Project, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY.
Art, Trash and Artistic Expression, Owen D. Young Library, Canton, NY. Done in collaboration with Sidney Dunn.
Breaking the Distance, St. Lawrence University Film Festival, Canton, NY.
Midnight Quarrels, St. Lawrence University Film Festival, Canton, NY. April. Received the Best Film Award. Done in collaboration with Veronica Lavia.
Ver Veris, Expresión en Corto Film Festival (GIFF), Guanajuato Mexico.
- Humanities New York Action Grant, NY
- Humanities New York Action Grant, NY
- Arts Collaborative Grant, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
- Humanities New York Vision Grant, NY
- Swift Foundation, USA
- Swift Foundation, USA
2/23 to Present
Director and Tresurer, Talking Rivers, Inc, Madrid, NY
+ Educating and advocating for the Rights (Rights) of Nature throughout New York's North Country (Haudenosaunee Territory) and beyond.
+ Organizing conferences, art exhibitions and workshops that inspire communities to fulfill their Roles and Responsibilities towards the more than human world.
9/15 to Present
Multimedia Organizer and Producer, Talking Wings Collective, Madrid, NY
+ Produces a series of videos featuring environmental heroes from across the American Continent, which has already reached 5,000,000 people.
+ Created environmental films and art pieces that were exhibited throughout the word to raise awareness about the correlation between human rights, environmental rights, and the climate crises.
6/19 to 10/20
Conference/Event Organizer, The North Country Art, Land and Environment Summit, Canton NY
+ Curated a month-long series of panel discussions and art exhibitions to discuss the environmental future of North Eastern NY State.
+ The events are projected to reach +10,000 people
+ Secured funding from St. Lawrence University and Humanities New York
+ Outreached to partners throughout the area, including Clarkson University, SUNY Potsdam, The St. Lawrence Land Trust, the St. Regis Tribal Government and New York’s Department of conservation and Recreation.
Multimedia Organizer and Educator, Silent Voice from Holot, Israel
+ Conceptualized the social media strategy for the startup news agency, “Silent Voice
+ Virtually trained Sudanese refugees in the Holot Immigrant Detention Center to create their own grassroots media platform to cover their life and struggles while in detention
Media Art’s Coordinador, Sociedad Latina Inc., Boston, MA
+ Coordinate Social Media campaigns around relevant political, social, and cultural issues
that are relevant to the Latin American community
+ Leads a Video Production team of 20 high school age youth to produce professional content
for Social Media campaigns
+ Supervises 7 college work-study students who teach video production to youth who are
using video production and social media to advocate for social justice
+ Collaborates with local video production and marketing companies to provide 100 teenage
filmmakers with future career pathways
The Global Dialogue Center Coordinator, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
+ Organized flash seminars, in which students, community members and professors discussed current
events centered on human rights and civic engagement
+ Coached fellow students in how to host and moderate delicate conversations
+ The intimate events had an accumulative attendance of 150.
Big Questions Coordinator, The Weave News, Canton, NY
+ Conducted, video recorded, edited and archived interviews on political and cultural
underreported stories for the blog site, The Weave
+ Created an interview studio, Skype conference call center and taught over 40 students how to conduct and edit videos using Final Cut X
Teacher, Performer & Documentarian, Taka Tuka, Ljubjana, Slovenia
+ Taught theater and video to over 140 deaf and hard of hearing youth in Slovenia, China and Mexico in project funded by the European Union Youth in Action, EACAE Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency.
+ Filmed documentary video on the project
Tanner Fellowship Scholar, Pozos Art Project Inc., Houston, TX
+ Taught video and photography to 25 students from Pozos, Mexico and Houston, Texas for the Pozos Art Project Inc
+ Assisted artists Geoff Winningham and Janice Freedman, and created a documentary video of project
Bachelor of Arts/Science, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Major: Multifield Film Major (English, Film and Representational Studies & Art and Art History) Cumulative GPA: 3.925. Graduated summa cum laude with Honors