In coordination with researchers and data scientists at Global Forest Watch / World Resources Institute, my task was to design a rapid-response system for real-time deforestation alerts, crowdsource information within the GFW network to investigate the cause and effects of the deforestation, and produce insightful storytelling via timely publications. Quote from the Global Forest Watch … More places to watch: designing rapid response to deforestation alerts
In July 2017 I had the pleasure of leading back-to-back Global Forest Watch trainings in Mexico City; one with a large group of civil society organizations interested in issues relating to forests, and another with an impressive group of journalists looking to use data visualization in their environmentally-related stories. The workshops were in partnership with … More training journalists and civil society in mexico
I have definitely felt my concept of “homeland” to be split between California and Guatemala during my life. When I was a kid we lived here off and on for long periods of time; I went to school here, I made my first lifelong friends here, I matured here, and now I have returned here! I’ve … More relocated to antigua, guatemala
How do you take 12 of the most technologically innovative groups in the realm of environmental monitoring, squeeze them into a corner of the Palais de Congres in Paris, and create a space that is all about interaction and inspiration? That is exactly what my colleague at CIFOR and I were working out for months. … More designing the landscapes laboratory
How much carbon is released by tropical deforestation? A LOT. For the international climate conference in Paris, I teamed up with artist Jamie Denburg, the Global Landscapes Forum and my team of insanely smart experts at World Resources Institute to visualize carbon emissions through something wonderfully tangible: balloons. We literally took high-resolution satellite imagery of … More follow the carbon
The video I produced, wrote, and directed for The Access Initiative won the 2012 EthicMark Video Award. Thanks and congratulations to everyone who helped!