Lead researcher and story producer on a three part documentary series for We Are Mitu about Latinos and their relationship to cannabis given new legislation.

Gilberto Cetina Jr., chef of Yucatan-style Mexican restaurant Chichen Itza, takes us on the journey of making his abuelita's signature dish: puchero de tres carnes

Feature piece for LA Weekly on two Zapotec brothers who opened a Oaxacan-Lebanese restaurant in Boyle Heights.

Feature piece for LA Weekly on two Zapotec brothers who opened a Oaxacan-Lebanese restaurant in Boyle Heights.

Photo and audio profiles of Grand Central Market's longtime workers.

Photo and audio profiles of Grand Central Market's longtime workers.

Article, photo essay, and flip through videos about the Tijuana Zine Fest for KCET.

Article, photo essay, and flip through videos about the Tijuana Zine Fest for KCET.

Facebook native video for KCET adapted from an article on Son Jarocho.

Facebook native video for KCET adapted from an article on Son Jarocho.

A feature piece and video about how abuelitas influence chefs for LA Weekly.

A feature piece and video about how abuelitas influence chefs for LA Weekly.

Part 3 of a video series on abuelitas and how they influence Mexican chefs in Los Angeles. Produced for Ampersandla.com and featured on LA Weekly.

Part 3 of a video series on abuelitas and how they influence Mexican chefs in Los Angeles. Produced for Ampersandla.com and featured on LA Weekly.

Part 1 of a video series on abuelitas and how they influence Mexican chefs in Los Angeles. Produced for Ampersandla.com.

Part 1 of a video series on abuelitas and how they influence Mexican chefs in Los Angeles. Produced for Ampersandla.com.

LA Weekly article on Korean-Colombian Restaurant and Hip-Hop Hub EscaLA. Written and photographed by me.

LA Weekly article on Korean-Colombian Restaurant and Hip-Hop Hub EscaLA. Written and photographed by me.

Event photography for LA Weekly.

Event photography for LA Weekly.

Article by Sarah Bennett. Photography by Samanta Helou

Article by Sarah Bennett. Photography by Samanta Helou

I was part of the research team for the project and book, "To Live and Dine in L.A." by Josh Kun in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library.

I was part of the research team for the project and book, "To Live and Dine in L.A." by Josh Kun in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library.

Associate Producer for “A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem,” a feature documentary about wage theft in NFL cheerleading that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival.

Take a closer look at the Chicano art on view at the “Bridges in a Time of Walls: Mexican/Chicano Art from Los Angeles to Mexico”

My multimedia grad school thesis that explores a historic bar in Los Angeles and its significance to the city's diverse communities and subcultures. It includes my writing, coding, photography, and videos. It was published on KCET.

My multimedia grad school thesis that explores a historic bar in Los Angeles and its significance to the city's diverse communities and subcultures. It includes my writing, coding, photography, and videos. It was published on KCET.

"As told to" for KCET.

"As told to" for KCET.

A photo essay I produced for Remezcla.

A photo essay I produced for Remezcla.

Feature on the Legalize Street Vending campaign in Los Angeles.

Feature on the Legalize Street Vending campaign in Los Angeles.

Feature for Remezcla on an autonomous community space in LA's eastside.

Feature for Remezcla on an autonomous community space in LA's eastside.

Facebook native video on KCET adapted from an article on a desert music festival that inspired some of the biggest festivals today.

Facebook native video on KCET adapted from an article on a desert music festival that inspired some of the biggest festivals today.

Part 2 of a video series on abuelitas and how they influence Mexican chefs in Los Angeles. Produced for Ampersandla.com and featured on LA Weekly.

Part 2 of a video series on abuelitas and how they influence Mexican chefs in Los Angeles. Produced for Ampersandla.com and featured on LA Weekly.

Personal audio essay on meeting my father for the first time and how Kamasi Washington's music got me through it. Produced for Ampersandla.com.

Personal audio essay on meeting my father for the first time and how Kamasi Washington's music got me through it. Produced for Ampersandla.com.

Article for LA Weekly written and photographed by me.

Article for LA Weekly written and photographed by me.

35mm film photo essay on Dia de los Muertos for Ampersandla.com

35mm film photo essay on Dia de los Muertos for Ampersandla.com

Final project for my journalism grad school summer immersion program. A multimedia piece on music and its influence in this year's election that includes a coded website, a text piece, a mini documentary, and sound bites.

Final project for my journalism grad school summer immersion program. A multimedia piece on music and its influence in this year's election that includes a coded website, a text piece, a mini documentary, and sound bites.

Photo essay for Ampersandla.com

Photo essay for Ampersandla.com

Event photography for LA Weekly.

Event photography for LA Weekly.

LA Weekly's Weekend Getaway issue. Article on the Valle de Guadalupe by Sarah Bennett. Photography by Samanta Helou

LA Weekly's Weekend Getaway issue. Article on the Valle de Guadalupe by Sarah Bennett. Photography by Samanta Helou

Article by Sarah Bennett. Photography by Samanta Helou.

Article by Sarah Bennett. Photography by Samanta Helou.