I am passionate about telling meaningful stories and making a positive impact in the world to the best of my abilities.
After graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2003, Joel began his career working for the Natural Resources Defense Council, the groundbreaking Air America Radio network, helping produce a show hosted by Rachel Maddow, working alongside such talents as Mark Maron, Chuck D. and Al Franken.
In 2005, Joel was hired as a reporter for the International Herald Tribune in Bangkok, fulfilling a lifelong dream of living and working abroad and stayed for 12 years. During his time there, he worked as the regional correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter and filed stories for CNN and the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand. He also lectured as a media studies professor at Thailand's two most prominent universities for ten years. After 12 years of living abroad, Joel moved back to the U.S. in 2017 after accepting a lecturing job at American University. He is now working as a content producer for the community TV channel, DCTV.
Jury Prize
Cirque du Cambodia
Circus International Film Festival
Virtual
2021
Official Selection
Cirque du Cambodia
Big Apple Film Festival
Virtual
2021
Official Selection
Cirque du Cambodia
United Nations Association FIlm Festival
Palo Alto
2020
Outstanding Excellence
Cirque du Cambodia
Docs Without Borders
Virtual
College
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
20022003
College
Wesleyan University
Comparative journalism
19901994
High School
Stuyvesant High School
19861990
Birth Date
May 29, 1972
Birth City
New York City
Current City
Washington D.C.
Hometown
Brooklyn
Height
5'10"
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Brown
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but our self can free our minds." - Bob Marley
"The trick was to surrender to the flow." - Trey Anastasio
"Let there be light: and there was light." - God
I am passionate about telling meaningful stories and making a positive impact in the world to the best of my abilities.