I was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. My father handed me a camera when I as 9 and I have never looked back. Wanting to pursue a career in photography, but with a dimension of civic input, I enrolled in The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications for photojournalism in 2006, with hopes of a career devoted to humanitarian issues through visual journalism and activism. That path has led me to the world non-profit communications, and I couldn't be happier!