I am a visual storyteller and the cofounder of KitSplit, a community marketplace for cameras and related equipment (you can think of us as The Airbnb of cameras).
Previously, I was a video and multimedia producer at The New Yorker. As the second full-time member of the video department, I helped build the then-young department, worked on hundreds of video and multimedia stories from start to finish, and managed the relaunch of a new video hub at video.newyorker.com. I got to direct, shoot, produce, and edit video and multimedia packages on a wide range of subjects, from Strandbeests to a Webby-nominated project on human rights in Egypt...and got to work with luminaries like Gay Talese, Joyce Carol Oates, and Woody Allen.
I've also done freelance photography and video work for clients like Vogue, The Guardian, JP Morgan, and Makerbot. Projects I’ve worked on have been featured in Slate, NewYorker.com, and GQ, and honored by The Webbys, Picture of the Year International, FotoWeek DC, PIEA, and more. In 2017, I was named a Forbes "30 Under 30" in media.
I’m also a graduate of ITP, a graduate school within NYU Tisch that’s often called “the center for the recently possible.” While there, I performed a live drawing + video projection piece at Museum of the Moving Image; made a Dronie Photobooth covered by Fast Company; explored innovations in image processing and visual storytelling; and learned how to code, among other fun things.
At KitSplit, I focus on building the community + product. KitSplit helps filmmakers, photographers, and artists get the gear + guidance they need to make their work. Our members include tens thousands of photographers and filmmakers as well as companies like National Geographic, Vox, and NBC. Our investors include Mike Krieger (cofounder of Instagram), Hearst, and Broadway Video Ventures, among others. You can read a little more about my journey to starting KitSplit in this profile of my cofounder Lisbeth Kaufman and I on Girlboss, or watch me and my other cofounder Ken discuss our journey to KitSplit in this NYU video.
At KitSplit, I launched a program for women in film and video to get free coaching sessions, inspired by my friend Katie Hawkin Gaar’s similar open-source project for women in journalism. I offer free 30-minute coaching sessions to women in video, film, or journalism—book here.