Vecchione’s episodes for National Geographic’s Breakthrough Series were chosen as the premieres for both Season 1 and 2.

Fighting Pandemics follows the Ebola outbreak of 2014 that almost brought the world to its knees. The crisis mobilized scientists and researchers, paving the way for breakthrough treatments and vaccines.

As director, Vecchione imagined a stylized makeshift hospital tent where Ebola victims are treated by healthcare workers in protective suits. As editor, she let the footage speak to her, shaped the journey of each character and weaved their narratives together.