At the Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has featured my writing and photography work on social media 24 times to date. Here are a few instagram posts showcasing how I used photos to highlight fascinating facts and specimens that I came across during my time as an intern.
Cultural Map of the Rio Marañon
The Kukama people are an indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon, whose culture and history is closely intertwined with the Marañon river on which they live. Locations along the river and the stories that go along with them contain both a store of cultural knowledge and an important history of the trauma and violence inflicted upon the Kukama in the "Rubber Fever" era, when European rubber barons made millions by enslaving and exploiting indigenous people to harvest latex. As part of my Watson project, I joined the Wildlife Conservation Society and local organizers from Radio Ucamara in collecting material for a cultural map to record the locations of historic events and cultural myths along the Marañon. From these maps and the photos, we created a ArcGIS story map to present and share these stories.