Kristen Hwang is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist based in Northern California with a passion for humanizing data-driven stories. Her work seeks to examine stories at the intersection of public health and social justice through compelling and diverse characters.

In 2021, she graduated from UC Berkeley with a dual master’s degree in journalism and public health. She works as a health policy reporter at CalMatters.

Her current film, WHEN THEY’RE GONE, examines humanity’s fragile dependence on nature, casting a spotlight on industrial agriculture‚Äôs reliance on honey bees for hire. It received the Gold Medal in documentary film from the Student Academy Awards.