Parks is a podcast on the creation of the U.S. National Parks, retold by Indigenous people.
Parks is a project Taylor Hensel, Cody Nelson and I have developed over the last year. We are an independent podcast and rely on donations to pay for parts of production and contributing back to our storytellers communities in the name of reciprocity.
Parks is a journalistic project that not only explains past and present environmental injustices, but it also explores what in-depth reporting would look like if we asked deeper questions about the colonial aspects of journalism and how to adjust them for individual projects. Parks attempts to deconstruct many ethical issues that we want to see change in journalism, including decolonizing our language, along with a lot more.
Just Human Productions
I'm working as a reporter and producer on a podcast that investigates who gets to be healthy in the U.S.
The season I'm working on covers the issues of public health in Indigenous communities across the country, and the systemic issues in our country that lead to this crisis. We're working on episodes that cover food and land sovereignty, environmental crises like uranium mining, and water rights.
I work as a research producer and podcast developer at Blue Wire, where we create a range of podcasts about sports and culture. I'm working on bringing unheard and underrepresented perspectives to BW podcasting.
I'm currently working on a new season of American Prodigy and Spinsters, but most of the shows I'm working on are TOP secret. When they're available, you'll see them displayed here.
In 2017 I interned as a multimedia journalist for USA TODAY in Washington, D.C., where I learned how to produce a news show, script write, and engineer audio for the daily 5 things podcast. I also hosted the show occasionally over the summer, working under Senior Producer Taylor Maycan.
Other audio projects included working on the Mothership podcast, and Cup of Politics.