My background is interdisciplinary.
I have approached the human experience from multiple spheres and at different levels of reduction: the neurobiological, the anthropological, the sociopolitical, the artistic. I have begun to use the medium of film with the goal of telling stories that incorporate the sensorial and emotional, validate different modes of experience, and legitimize ways of making meaning that go against the grain of empirical science.
My masters research in psychiatry, bachelor of neuroscience, fellowship examining cultural perceptions of stroke symptoms, work at a health technology startup addressing intercultural communication, and nascent documentary film projects have provided me a unique combination of lenses through which I approach my projects.
I have been able to explore intersections of brains+health+technology+society with the recent support from McGill University’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.