My path has moved from brain circuits to stories. Over the last decade, I have navigated multiple spheres and lenses: the neurobiological, the phenomenological, the artistic. My research and filmic projects touch on mental health, wellbeing, technology, and the psyche. I am exploring these themes by way of intimate portraiture, nonlinear narrative, oral history, states of enchantment, and meditations on memory, recollection, and time. I aim to evoke feeling through sensorial, rhythmic, and affective poesis. My interests range from investigations of systemic-level crises, divergent ways of experiencing, (ab)/normality, human-technological relations, to the unusual, miraculous and extraordinarily banal idiosyncracies of human life.
I hold a B.S. in Neuroscience from
Bates College and an M.Sc. in Psychiatry from the Division of Social and
Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University. I am a Thomas J. Watson
Fellow, a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow, and an alumnus of the
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. I was born in New York City and am currently operating in between Montréal and London. I am presently working
for award-winning, Montréal-based boutique independent documentary film production company, CatBird