Visual Journalism

"Hortencia is a Dreamer in Pittsburgh, standing up for the embattled DACA program"
This short video produced for PublicSource provides a glimpse into the life of one young Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, whose parents brought her to Pennsylvania from Mexico as a three-year-old. Hortencia believes the DACA program is a benefit to the U.S. government, and should be sustained.

"Heavy rain means raw sewage in this Westmoreland County community — on private land and in public drinking water"
This in-depth, multimedia package revealed accountability concerns with Delmont Borough council, as well as structural problems with the area’s water purification system.

"Having a voice." Vaughan Thomas, 46, has ALS. He uses a speech-generating device called "Tobii" to communicate with his family and friends via text messaging and the Internet. Produced and edited by Molly Duerig. Edited by Natasha Khan. Story by Halle Stockton.

"A reason for recovery."
Winner,
"Feature/Non-Daily" award in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2015 statewide competition. A PublicSource video, produced in collaboration with Natasha Khan. A component of the award-winning story by Jeffrey Benzing: "Holly: One face of the national heroin crisis."

"Minimum wage debate heats up in Pennsylvania"    A multimedia package about factors involved with increasing Pa.'s state minimum wage, including an overview of Pittsburgh businesses making it a mission to pay their own workers more than the minimum.

"Minimum wage debate heats up in Pennsylvania"
A multimedia package about factors involved with increasing Pa.'s state minimum wage, including an overview of Pittsburgh businesses making it a mission to pay their own workers more than the minimum.

“In jail, words create community.” Allegheny County Jail inmates learn creative writing from graduate students at Chatham University.

“Active and adaptive.” Bryan McCormick, an athlete who competes in cycling and rowing, participates in an Adaptive Sports Expo in Pittsburgh. Bryan has been paralyzed from his ribcage down since he was injured in a skiing accident 14 years ago.

A look at a Pittsburgh-based, summer program for young adults with disabilities who are preparing to leave high school and enter the workforce.

A startup company in Pittsburgh builds drones that survey pipelines and gas operations in Pennsylvania.

"Highland Lives"
Editor, Co-Director
A documentary produced at Kent State University. Part of a project about the LGBTQ neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio. Premiered at the 2014 International Gay Games in Akron. More information here.