Alumni of the International Honors Program, Rethinking Globalization with Boston University. (2003).
Has volunteered and/or worked with Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance, San Francisco International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, TCM Film Festival, Outfest, Fusion, Los Angeles Film Festival, Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, Indie Spirit and Film Independents' Spirit Awards.
Is a Juror, Programming Member, and/or Screener for various international film festivals, granting organizations and screenplay competitions.
Founded the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in 2008.
Lived in Florence, Italy, for one academic year with Florida State University.
Lived in England, India, the Philippines, New Zealand, and Mexico for one academic year on a program with Boston University.
Curator of a Pop-Up Gallery during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Master of Arts in Art Education, focused on Filmmaker Support Programs.