Eva Rendle is a journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work covers agriculture, immigration, and the environment.
She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2013, and spent several years working on organic farms in Spain and Italy and leading backpacking trips in Colorado and Central America. In 2015 she received a National Geographic Early Career grant to spend three months living and working on olive farms, documenting small-scale olive oil production in Spain, Greece, and Italy. Her writing and photography have been published in National Geographic Online, California Magazine, and Edible Seattle and she has presented her work at the National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Banff, Canada. She has worked on stories internationally in Spain, Greece, Italy, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Israel, and Palestine. Most recently she worked as a research intern and production assistant at Idle Wild Films.
Eva is currently the Brian Pollack Fellow Documentary Film fellow at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She recently completed her first film, a short documentary exploring the longterm impacts of the North Bay Fires on Napa and Sonoma’s farmworker communities.
In her free time she enjoys fly-fishing, backpacking, and volunteering on organic farms.