Award-winning video journalist currently working at the Guardian, producing and presenting contemporary political and social short documentaries. Written journalist for various sections of the paper and contributor for other publications including The Independent, The New Statesman, Raconteur (business supplement distributed in The Times), Huffington Post, and Copa90.
Guest commentator on people and politics with news channels such as Al Jazeera and Africa News.
Much of my work focuses on marginalised voices, minority issues, culture and immigration. My aim is to find the back story and get access to the difficult places where the real stories lie.
My YouTube series on Modern Masculinity for the Guardian has been welcomed for its open-minded and inquisitive approach. I wanted to open the discussion around men and the issues they are facing in 2019 that wouldn’t feed into the increasingly partisan and hostile tone that I think we often see on social media and in the news. I was inspired to look further into masculinity because of the recurring themes around men that I had seen through my other work as a journalist.
I've covered the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in France, Belgium and the UK, police brutality in Paris and knife crime in London. I also covered both the French and British elections in 2016, as well as Grenfell. Outside of Europe I have reported from the Western Sahara refugee camps in southern Algeria, the erupting volcano in Guatemala in 2018, as well as covering the increase of narcotourism in Medellin, Colombia.
Working on both sides of the camera - presenting, producing, shooting and editing - means that I can be fully involved in the projects from conception to completion.
I won an award from the Association of International Broadcasters for my report from Molenbeek following the Brussels attacks in 2016.
As well as working independently, I have also had the opportunity to work as part of larger teams on several award-winning international campaigns. I was Assistant Producer for a short doc about paramilitary connections with BP, as part of the Guardian's Keep It In The Ground Campaign, which won the SEJ Award for Outstanding In-Depth Reporting last year.
As part of the core team on the Guardian Global Media Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) I travelled to Kenya and The Gambia to give media training to young activists as part of the international campaign. I had responsibility for creating trending hashtags, developing and maintaining networks across social media.
In 2015 our team won the British Media Award for Best Editorial Campaign.
Social media is also a big part of my accomplishments:
developing fresh approaches to storytelling with Instagram stories
editing short videos that speak to a young, tech-savvy audience
developing ways of growing an audience who no longer get most of their news from traditional newspapers or broadcasters.
I lived and worked for a year in a Haitian settlement in the Dominican Republic and and spent time translating for doctors following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. I also worked for a year in Colombia for the British Council and volunteered with women working the the red light district in Bogota.
I speak English, Spanish and French.