I am a photojournalist, writer, & filmmaker with a focus on portraiture, food & drink, travel, and documentary videography. In 2012, while I served in the United States Peace Corps in Cambodia, photography was a tool that I utilized to explore and connect with my community. My point-and-shoot camera was always with me as I biked the countryside and settled into life in Cambodia.
This newfound passion took me to the University of Missouri, where I earned my M.A. in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism. After completing my program, I worked at a daily newspaper as a photo editor and photojournalist, but since 2019 I have been operating independently.
I was recently awarded one of Solution Journalism Network’s Complicating the Narrative fellowships. For my fellowship, I'll examine gun violence in mid-sized Midwest cities through the methodology of solutions journalism and collaborate on a photo voice project with community members in South Bend.
If I am not out making pictures or videos, I might be in my garden or in the kitchen working on perfecting my fried chicken sandwich.