I was born in California to two world travelers and grew up in Wine Country listening to stories of adventure. After a childhood spent reading high fantasy I took my first steps out into the world at the local community college and discovered Photojournalism.
I studied documentary photography at the Santa Rosa Junior College and interned as a photographer for the North Bay Bohemian and as a research assistant for the Immigrant Nation documentary project before graduating.
Now I have finished studying Photojournalism at the University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou. I have covered the Midwest with my trusty cameras, with occasional breaks for food reporting in Europe or studying environmental reporting in Costa Rica.