My personal and professional passion is visual storytelling and travel.
At a young age I was drawn to photography through music. Music and photography lead me down a new path in life and eventually to photo school where I graduated from Brooks Institute with a BA in Visual Journalism.
In 2009 while at Brooks Institute I became a Production Editor for Revelar los Enlaces, the annual Brooks Institute International Documentary Project, a long format multimedia documentary piece in which myself and three other editors combined the work of 16 students as they documented the nation of Chile. Just after in 2010, I was fortunate enough to Produce another Brooks Institute Documentary Project this time to Vietnam entitled, From Within. I spent seven weeks in Vietnam documenting Thien, a 14-year-old girl with Leprosy.
Upon returning to Ventura, myself and three other editors combined the work of 10 students to create another long format multimedia documentary that catches a glimpse into several different Vietnamese lifestyles.
After graduating college, in the summer of 2011, I was fortune enough to relocate to Washington D.C. and interned with NPR as the, Multimedia Science Desk intern, working on such segments as Krulwich Wonders and Intern Edition. While at NPR, I worked along side the talented, Maggie Starbard and Andrew Prince on a multimedia project about NASA’s historic last shuttle launch, STS-135.
In October of 2011 I returned to Ventura and started working as a Video Editor for Lynda.com as well as working with Doc NOW Media creating short format documentaries. I strive to push the envelope and continue to grow as a photographer and storyteller.