Erika Street Hopman is co-founder of ChavoBart Digital Media (CBDM), an audio and video production firm with a focus on scientific and environmental media. CBDM contributes original reporting, audio production, and distribution to the Climate Connections radio program and podcast.
Erika has diverse experience that includes work in radio, video, and print. An independent filmmaker, Erika has screened her work at film festivals around the world and on broadcast outlets such as LinkTV and AlJazeera English. She is the director of The Orange Story, an award-winning multimedia project that educates students about the history of Japanese American incarceration during WWII.
Before founding CBDM, Erika served as a project manager at Finger Lakes Productions International, where she oversaw the writing, production, and distribution of nationally-syndicated radio series, including the EnvironMinute and Animal Instincts. Erika holds a B.A. in Biology from Cornell University and an MFA in film production from Boston University.