My passion has always been to introduce people to ideas, places and other people they may not have known before and to help them understand more about other communities, values, and worldviews. For instance, I want to help the city dweller really understand why an elder from an Amazon prefers to maintain his or her traditional way of life, rather than allow their forest to be developed. In my work as a journalist, I want to leap past political correctness to stimulate people's curiosity about people who are different from them.
I love Brooklyn. It is a place where a growing number of young creative people are working to come up with solutions for all kinds of problems. green design, architecture, recycling, hunger, education inequity.
I would like to see more people, especially people living in cities to feel connected with the natural world, through farmer's markets, local gardens, or by getting to know people and cultures that are deeply connected to the natural world.
I am a freelance journalist for magazines and websites, who has also worked in documentary film. In my documentary work, I spent years traveling to traditional indigenous communities in some of the harshest climates in the world. The people I met and got to know during those years had a big influence on me, and inspired me to try and spread the word about how all of us depend on the natural world. I want to tell it so that others feel it!