Taylor Rees is a filmmaker, photo journalist and educational media producer driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore and tell the stories beneath the surface. Her passion for adventure infuses into her work around environmental and humanitarian issues, an intersection of worlds she believes needs critical thinking and heart. Through her research and storytelling, she has covered topics from climate change, public lands issues, energy and water. Concurrently, she produces adventure stories with her husband Renan Ozturk such as National Geographic’s “Down to Nothing” in Myanmar and the art expedition to Baffin Island for The North Face’s “What If I Fly.” She served as the Program Director of the Yale Environmental Film Festival and holds a Masters degree from the Yale School of Forestry where she focused on measuring the impacts of environmental media and participated in an ethnographic study on how communities interpret environmental crisis narratives.
Taylor will be introducing the film What If You Fly during the 2016 SHIFT Adventure, Inspired evening.
Tickets for Adventure, Inspired can be purchased here.