Fascinated with civil rights, communications and gender rights, Barbara will be applying her knowledge of storytelling through film to help us better tell our own. She uses film as a medium to foster deeper understanding by showcasing multiple perspectives and stories on the same issues.

Barbara holds an Honours degree in Directing and Screenwriting from the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya.

She is currently a Jeanne Sauvé Fellow and recipient of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship (Class of 2016).