Bachelor of Science in Visual Journalism, Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA. Graduated: October 2011, Cum laude, 3.80 GPA
05/13: Photographer of The Peacemakers project- a collaboration with Portuguese writer Margarida Santos Lopez. The project documents civil peace initiatives in Israel and Palestine.
03/13- present: Staff photographer for Mejdi Tours, a travel agency specializing in dual- narrative tours in Israel and Palestine in collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions.
04/12- 08/13: Travel photography instructor and Adobe Lightroom certified expert at Mentor- a photography and graphics college in Tel Aviv, Israel.
2008- present: Freelance photographer, videographer, travel photography instructor and lecturer.
08/12: Second camera operator- Conflict Zone, a National Geographic web series filmed in Israel.
04-05/12: Still photography for the documentary To Yael With Love, documenting a bereaved husband’s trip around Israel’s borders on an old tractor 14 years after the murder of his wife.
01/12: Producer/co director and second camera operator - El Desemboque, Sonora, a short documentary depicting the life and conflicts in a seemingly-quiet fishing village in Northern Mexico.
09/11-11/11: Intern with award-winning photojournalist Ziv Koren in Tel Aviv, Israel.
07/11: Production assistant for National Geographic’s 2011 Geo Bee.
05/11-07/11: Intern with National Geographic Television on the show Dangerous Encounters. Assisted with writing treatments, research and logistics.
12/10-07/11: Producer/director, camera operator and editor- Global HOPE Initiative documentary/ Rwanda. The film documented the organization’s first international trip and is used for marketing and fundraising purposes.
11/10: Second camera operator on Legalize it documentary by Dan Katzir.
Lightroom 4- Adobe Certified Expert
Final Cut Pro
DVD studio pro
Canon, Nikon and Leica cameras
Red 1 camera system
CMAS DiveMaster certified
Awards & Recognition
01/14: Local Testimony 2014, Israel’s annual photojournalism contest and exhibit- Third place in the Urbanism category.
11/11: Winner of the Achievement Award, Brooks Institute’s highest honor for graduating students.
11/10: Short documentary Visions- official selection in the Ojai Film Festival (cinematographer/editor).
Hebrew and English: fluent in speaking, reading and writing.
Spanish: fluent in speaking, advanced in reading and writing.
Italian: conversational level of speaking, proficient reading and writing.
01/12: Volunteer photographer with Yala Young Leaders, an organization led by Uri Savir, that promotes leadership and dialogue among young Arabs and Jews throughout the Middle East.
05/12: Volunteer photographer for the play The screen is a mask, put up by Gan Meir gay community center in Tel Aviv.
08/10: Volunteer photographer for the Santa Barbara Birth Center charity event.
01/09-12/09: Volunteer for the Santa Barbara JCC.
05/05: Volunteer for the Inti Wara Yassi wild animal shelter in Bolivia.