Midway through my graduate career, I became fascinated by the concept of scientific storytelling through film. In 2010, I took a weeklong immersion workshop taught by the creators of ScienceFilm, Jeff Morales (of National Geographic Television) and Colin Bates (of University of British Columbia). Ever since then, I have wanted to make some movies, to try my hand at a type of storytelling far, far removed from the dry albeit very central world of peer-reviewed academic journal manuscripts. My passion for this is propelled by the relatively simple goal of exploring and mastering different ways of sharing science with a variety of audiences.

 

Right now, I am working on editing two shorts. These two shorts feature the work of two of my former labmates at UCD. Kevin Welch’s short focuses on the tough and invigorating fieldwork that his research crew does when surveying trees after forest fires in the iconic Sierras. Emily Peffer’s short takes a more lyrical bent and documents one day in her life researching aquatic invasive plants in an urban stream.

 

Please re-visit this page in the spring of 2017! These projects are in hiatus right now.

 

 

Labmate Kevin Welch in Sierra forests studying fire ecology  Labmate Emily Peffer in Central Valley studying aquatic invasives