THIS IS HOW SCIENCE COMES TO LIFE

From the summit of a mountain to the ocean floor to 20 miles high in the stratosphere, I have filmed videos in a variety of beautiful, remote, and extreme locations that span the globe. 

The Keepers of our Coast

To better protect coastal communities, geomorphologists from UNC-Chapel Hill are teaming up with researchers from Oregon State to conduct studies on North Carolina's sand dunes. How do they grow? How do they change over time? What environments promote dune growth?

Into the Stratosphere

Danny Bowman started launching home-made balloons in the desert when he was 15-years-old. Now, as a PhD candidate at UNC, Bowman launches payloads 20 miles into the sky on board NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility balloons as part of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) program. 

The Scientist and the Fisherman

Dr. Niels Lindquist, a researcher at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, has teamed up with seventh-generation Carteret County fisherman, David "Clammerhead" Cessna, to engineer a new way of growing oysters along North Carolina's coast.

El Niño in the Galápagos Islands

The unique biodiversity and abundant life found on the Galápagos Islands is fueled by nutrient-rich cold waters. El Niño increases water temperatures, which threatens many of the marine species found here. In October, UNC researchers embarked on a three-week long research expedition, collecting water samples to better understand the impacts of this year's El Niño.