I love to tell stories about people whose voices you might not usually hear. Amongst many adventures, I’ve gone diving with elderly mermaids in Korea, riding with young rodeo champions in Chile and interviewed a North Korean film director with his leading lady.
My work has appeared on places like National Geographic Television & Film, PBS’ To the Contrary, and PRI’s The World.
I’ve also been a producer for various PBS Kids series, including Arthur, Fetch, and Postcards from Buster. Which makes me a celebrity in fourth grade classrooms.
In my free time, I can often be found stoop-sitting, collecting oral histories, and chasing my precocious toddler — sometimes all at the same time.
After the genocide of Cambodian people, thousands of Cambodian Americans were resettled in the US as refugees. Three decades later, the public schools in Lowell, Massachusetts, are teaching kids how to play traditional Cambodian music — which is an art form that was almost once lost.
When young North Korean refugees make their way to South Korea, they're often unprepared for life there. Now there's a high school that helps them deal with their trauma.
South Korean so preferred having boys that the country had to implement a law requiring doctors to refrain from revealing a baby's gender until late in the second trimester, so as to avoid sex-selective abortions.
Day after anxious day, a mother who escaped gang violence with her children in El Salvador waits in Boston to know whether she and her family can stay in the US legally or not.
Mercy Krua is a Liberian refugee who lives in Boston. Her son, Jefferson Krua, was also a Liberian refugee. But he decided to move back to Liberia and make his life there. In part, he says, because no matter how much money he could make in the US, he would always be a black man in America.
Leonard Tshitenge grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo eating food from the region. But, now living in the US, the dishes he remembers aren't served anywhere. So he and his wife, who is from Nigeria, decided to teach Americans how to eat like they did back home.
At a clinic in Massachusetts that specializes in treating Cambodians, much thought has gone into creating a facility that doesn't evoke memories of torture or other negative experiences.
The Duranno Father School is designed to transform stoic Korean dads into more loving and involved parents. The program includes a literal lesson on "how to hug."
Meet a young North Korean woman, who dared to defy her government, by wearing skinny jeans.
It's so unusual for Korean men to stay at home and take care of their kids that there's now a hugely popular reality show featuring celebrities as stay-at-home dads.