Irene is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. A native New Yorker, it was childhood visits to Puerto Rico that fostered her deep appreciation for the natural world. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Irene worked as a newspaper reporter, then went on to the PBS series Nature, where she worked as a producer and editor on award-winning natural history documentaries.
After a decade at PBS, Irene began working as a producer, editor, and photographer for various media organizations such as The World Science Festival, Open Boat Films, and PDX Parent Magazine. She presently lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, and makes short films of her own. Irene's photos have been published in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Paper, PDX Parent magazine, and more.