I am a Doctoral student in the Department of Ecology, Religion and Spirituality at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). My research looks at indigenous paradigmatic approaches to environmental engagement with a focus on hunter-gatherer communities. My background spans 15 years of experience in media, communication and corporate relations in the developmental, agricultural and technology sectors. I received a B.A. in film production from the internationally award winning film school AFDA, in South Africa, and an M.A. in Middle Eastern History from Tel-Aviv University, where I focused on the history of media in the Middle East. In the past decade, I have worked extensively throughout Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S. I currently serve as the program coordinator for the Department of Anthropology and Social Change the California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as serving as the development manager for the non-profit, Deep Water Initiative. Above all, I am passionate about effecting social change through artistic mediums of cultural expression and storytelling.