As the potentially aggressive mother swan darted from her nest, abandoning its eggs just long enough for us to film them and flee, I found myself thinking of all the places my multimedia projects have taken me. From indigenous communities in Mexico to filming whales in Uruguay, my passion for telling relevant, informative journalistic stories has taken me on the most exhilarating adventures. This July, I navigated the Copper River Delta in a Toyota 4Runner, waded through ponds, and accompanied researchers on studies via airboat. Back in Oregon, I work as the multimedia editor for Flux Magazine. You can also find me swing dancing in my spare time.