A few samples of my Multimedia work for nonprofits and higher education

Highlight Reel - Footage from the DSV Alvin 2500 feet deep along the East Pacific Rise

I produced this highlight reel from footage captured during 15 dives along the East Pacific Rise in the DSV Alvin. The dives down to the hydrothermal vent communities down there averaged about 2,500 meters in depth and were part of the CEOE Dives Deep research cruise in which I served as the education and outreach specialist. See the Storify I maintained for the cruise here > 

Under the guidance of professor and oceanographer George Luther, UD CEOE students participated in a series of dives to a depth of 1.7 miles below the ocean surface. These research dives took place in DSV Alvin from March 27 to April 16, 2017, at 9 North, a region of hydrothermal vent activity situated along the East Pacific Rise in the Pacific Ocean.

Project VIDEO (Virtual, Interactive Dark Energy Outreach)

As a part of this project, I have been exploring virtual reality (VR) technology to immerse users in deep sea microbe research. I have done all the VR production, as well as the video production on the related 15 Second Science and Dive Deeper episodes. Learn more about using the immersive experiences on the project's virtual reality information page. You can read more about this Project VIDEO in this UDaily article.

The unique VR tours were recognized by the Delaware Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women with the top awards in their 2017 Communications Contest in the audiovisual category, as well as the 2017 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence with the Grand Prize in their Electronic Media category.

Here is one of the VR tours, aboard the ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution. Other VR experiences related to the project can be found here

Promo: Team Stafford 2016 Worlds Campaign

Fundraising video produced for world champion driver Suzy Stafford for her campaign to raise money to attend the 2016 World Championships in Europe.

#15SecondScience Video Series

A weekly series of short, educational videos on marine and aquatic science topics for Delaware Sea Grant's social media channels. (Note: I produced episodes through August 2017 and did not produce those released after.)

How To: Crab Cakes 101 - Make a winning meal

Delaware Sea Grant seafood specialist Doris Hicks demonstrates how to make the winning crab cake recipe from the 2014 Coast Day Crab Cake Cook-off!

Event Recap: Workshop Navigates Seafood Issues

Delaware Sea Grant is working with counterparts in Louisiana and Oregon to offer in-service trainings for industry professionals on how to effectively explain what can be complex issues.

Travel: Fall into Delaware

Winning entry for Delaware Tourism's 2013 video contest. The autumn footage is from throughout the state, from Brandywine and White Clay Creek State Parks in northern Delaware to Fenwick Island State Park and Assawoman Wildlife Refuge in the south.

Event Recap: Hulls, Hops, and Horseshoe Crabs

Educators came to Milton, Del., to paddle the Broadkill River, enjoy a tour of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and participate in horseshoe crab spawning survey along the Delaware Bay.

Promo: NMEA - Why we're members

Part of a series of videos produced for a membership drive. Why should you be a member of NMEA? A few longtime members explain.

Focus on Experiential Learning: Greening Haiti

DelVal students and faculty are working in Haiti to install systems to grow food on residential rooftops, which will provide fresh produce to Haitian communities.

Profile: Water Watchdogs - UD's Citizen Scientists

For over 20 years, water quality monitoring volunteers with the Delaware Sea Grant-led University of Delaware Citizen Monitoring Program have fanned out across the state’s coastal region to visit assigned monitoring sites and collect data. 

Research: Surveying Scallops on the R/V Sharp

The University of Delaware's research vessel Hugh R. Sharp is making use of technology to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association survey scallop populations along the mid-Atlantic coast. 

Profile: UD's Rain Garden 

The latest landscaping effort at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes isn't just easy on the eyes. It's a demonstration rain garden — a shallow depression in the landscape designed to collect and clean stormwater runoff.

My Environmental Journey

Winning entry of Delaware Environmental Institute student ambassador’s third annual video competition during University of Delaware’s second annual environmental film festival, “Lights, Camera, EARTH!"

Promo: Catching the Wind

Watch as 125 first graders from Smyrna Elementary rotate through four content stations, which include hands-on, interactive activities about the science of wind.

Event Recap: Educational cruise on the R/V Sharp

A group of undergraduate and graduate students experienced a day of hands-on-learning on the Delaware Bay aboard the R/V Hugh R Sharp. To learn more about the state-of-the-art research vessel, visit ➤

Promo: NMEA in Three Words

Part of a series of videos produced for a membership drive. Can longtime members describe NMEA in just three words? They find it to be a bit more challenging than they expected... 

Profile: Sara Gumbiner, '10, DelVal equine studies

"If you dream big, just remember that you make your own luck." That's the philosophy DelVal alumna Sara Gumbiner lives by.

Event Recap: DelVal Move-In Day 

A few members of the Class of 2016 - and their parents - introduced themselves on Move-In Day and spoke about why they decided to come to DelVal and what they're looking forward to during their first year.

Time Lapse: Wind Turbine Construction

A time lapse video of the construction of the University of Delaware wind turbine on the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes, Del.

Event Recap: Gemmill Farm Tour with the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance

Members of the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance explored the Gemmill Farm as part of their summer farm tour series. 

Event Recap: Junior Chefs Rockfish Cook-Off

Young chefs sliced, diced, and sautéed a wide range of ingredients for the Junior Rockfish Cooking Contest, held at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md.