Along with my passion for creating media, I have developed a research interest in media literacy and education. I feel a strong social responsibility as a creative to improve our current media landscape, and I believe the best way to do so is to give power back to our society's most vulnerable. I feel particularly called to empower young people and children to create their own stories and engage critically with media. Below you will find some of the work I've done to provide quality media education to underserved young people.
Boys, Girls, and Storytelling in Movies
I created this virtual learning resource for parents of elementary aged children as part of my senior research project on the role of children in creative development for animation. These two lesson plans teach children about creativity, storytelling, and media literacy.