M.A. in World Heritage Studies from the Brandenburg University of Technology 2015
B.A. in Cultural Studies from Goddard College 2011
General Studies from Seattle Central College 2003
Film Studies from Evergreen State College 1998

Awards | Residencies

Nominated Fly FilmmakerSIFF & Washington Film Works – 2018
Nominated Artists Up Coach4Culture | Office of Arts and Culture | ArtsWA – 2018
Documentary Film Jury, TWIST Film Festival – 2018
Third Place Prize, TWIST 3-day film challenge – 2016
Successful ‘Greenlight’ Crowdfunding Campaign, Seed&Spark – 2016
Fellow | Millay Artist Colony Residency, Artist Trust – 2016
smArt Ventures Grant, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture – 2016
Guest Artist in Residence, Hypatia Artist Residency – 2016
Erasmus Scholarship, European Commission – 2013
Wir für Demokratie / We for DemocracyMayor of Cottbus, DE – 2013
Guest Artist in ResidenceUniversity of Saarbrücken – 2010
Individual Artist Grant, 4Culture – 2009
Project Grant, Pride Foundation – 2008
Guest Artist in ResidenceUniversity of Vienna – 2007
Leadership FellowWashington State Department of Health – 2005, 2008
Guest Artist in ResidenceUniversity of Minnesota – 2006
Art for Social Change, Lifelong Aids Alliance – 2004
LGBT ScholarshipGSBA – 2004
Cherry AwardSeattle LGBT Community Center – 2004
Video Artist ResidencyDiverseWorks – 2002

Select Film Festival Screenings

SIFF Film Channel on Alaskan Airlines (US)
SIFF | Seattle International Film Festival (US)
BFI/London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (England)
Oslo Skeive Filmer Film Festival (Norway)
Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage Hamburg (Germany)
STEPS International Rights Film Festival (Ukraine)
Cork Film Festival (Ireland)
Red Dawns Queer Feminist Festival (Slovenia)
Paris LGBT Film Festival “Cheries-Cheris” (France)
Vancouver Queer Film Festival (Canada)
VinoKino (Finland)