Producer, Educator & Writer
Hello Folks! This is my old-school website where I keep track of my portfolio. For an updated look at what I’m working on, check out lakitalki.com
Born and raised in California, I am a producer, educator and writer.
With roots in Kochi, Prague and San Francisco I divide my time between the places I feel at home. Over the past few years, I have produced video and written pieces for newspapers, radio and magazines from Gaborone, Botswana to Los Angeles, California. Written pieces have appeared in Yes! Magazine, Makeshift Magazine, KQED Arts and AJ+. I have also produced video for Fusion, AJ+ and KQED Arts.
Previously, I taught in Ladakh, India, and spent a year as a Fulbright fellow teaching, and doing freelance work in Germany. I have also lived and worked in India for three years, serving on staff with Indicorps, and then working with Navdanya‘s biodiversity farm and Druk White Lotus School.
I have seven years of experience working with the National Student Leadership Conference on programs relating to International Diplomacy, Globalization, and helping to create and establish the Journalism & Mass Communication program. From 2009-2011, I directed the program on Journalism & Mass Communication at American University in Washington, DC and Berkeley, California.
I am a graduate of Pitzer College in California where I studied Global Communications and Studio Arts. I spent a year in Denmark as a Master’s student in Journalism, Media and Globalization at Aarhus University and I received my Master’s in Journalism from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.