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Doree Simon

Doree Simon is a creative producer, director, writer and insatiable traveler. Her passion lies in connecting people: strengthening communities around the world and impassioning others to get involved and think globally through storytelling and the power of media. After graduating from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, Doree backpacked her way through five continents and began a career in documentary filmmaking. Though she primarily works on documentaries, she also produces scripted films, branded content, web videos, print campaigns and live events. Her work has been exhibited internationally and domestically, including at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, and some clients and collaborators include VICE Media, United Way, AT&T, the Alliance for Women in Media, and Marvel Entertainment. In 2014, she started Leaping Elephant Productions, a production company focused on creating original content about global issues, travel, and culture. When she’s not traveling, she splits her time between Brooklyn and her hometown of Pittsburgh. One day she hopes to write children’s books about her crazy cats and live the yogi beach bum life while being a hard-hitting journalist.

6 reasons your next dive trip needs to be to the Cayman Islands

8 epic ways to explore South Africa

Seven legit ways to travel in Cuba

5 heroes working to empower women around the world

10 reasons to pack your bags and go to Cuba

12 signs you’ve been away from Pittsburgh too long

This dude takes a 200cc bike through the most ridiculous Nepalese roads you’ve ever seen

You’ll hate this guy, but he just might teach you some useful travel hacks

If you liked Wild, you’ll love this woman’s solo adventure in Alaska

7 uncomfortable truths about living in Brooklyn

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