Kari is an assistant professor of electronic media at the Reynolds School of Journalism at UNR. Her research interests lie in digital storytelling and nonlinear narrative. Her current project, Struggle & Hope, combines traditional documentary filmmaking and participatory web documentary in a project that explores the remaining historically all-black towns in her home state, Oklahoma. Prior to coming to UNR in 2013, Kari worked on numerous documentaries including two investigative documentaries for the PBS show Frontline. The web portion of Struggle & Hope was recognized with a “Best in Competition” award in the Interactive Media division of the Broadcast Education Association and “Curator’s Choice” at the International Digital Media and Arts Association. Kari holds an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C.