hi. i'm giselle.



I started working as a documentary filmmaker in 2007, naturally choosing to specialize in food and agriculture a year later. Storytelling comes easy when I'm capturing carrots in a field and learning the familial culinary history of the chef whose kitchen I'm posted up in. And I love it. So in 2016, I began the MLA in Gastronomy program at Boston University - now I get to learn about food as much as I eat it, to better inform that storytelling. Much of my research is focused on the ways in which we - as complex, big-hearted, instinctual humans - express home and identity through food.



I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I'm half Lebanese and I think about Beirut constantly. I have a long-standing love affair with Argentina. Hood River, Oregon, is the place I hang my hat right now, in a lovely little homestead that I share with my husband and cat. 

I'd do almost anything for a plate of fresh Peruvian ceviche. Tomatoes are my favorite fruit. I've been dancing since I was 8. I have nostalgic feelings about Snoop Dogg. I love the feeling of sea salt in my hair.
I'll order anything on a menu with goat cheese in it. 



Film //
Operation Apple
(2015) - Real Food Media Film Library
Best Electronic Feature, 2014 Edible Communities Eddy Awards
First Place in Shorts Competition, 2012 + 2011 Off-Centered Film Festival

Academic //
Boston University Women's Guild Scholarship, 2017