Bridgette is an independent media artist and filmmaker strongly committed to using art for social change who has primarily worked in the Middle East for over eight years.  She is part of the creative team of Terrestrial Journeys a theater program working with refugee women to process trauma. Covering the Arab Spring in Egypt and Libya as well as the refugee crisis as a result of the war in Syria, Bridgette sought out intimate stories to raise complex questions about sensitive issues. Credits include: The Guardian; New York Times; Die Zeit and short film “This is not me هاد مو أنا: Enduring Syria’s War”. She was the 2012 recipient of the Tierney Fellowship supporting distinguished emerging artists. She has a degree in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a Master of Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently working on her first feature, We Are Not Princesses and is a 2016 National MediaMaker Fellow at BAVC (Bay Area Video Coalition).