I first picked up a camera in an attempt to keep myself occupied after a shoulder surgery in high school. I found myself loving capturing the moments, just as much as I did playing the sport. In no time at all, not a day went by that I didn’t have a camera in my hand. When I discovered that I could pursue a career in photojournalism, I immediately knew this was what I wanted to do. I am currently studying photojournalism at Rochester Institute of Technology.
When I first applied to college, I knew that I wanted to do some sort of degree in business and RIT offered a 4+1 program. This program will allow me to complete two degrees and a minor in 5 years. I am currently enrolled in the 4+1 and I will graduate from RIT with both a BFA and an MBA. I feel like this is a smart choice for me because I plan to work towards a management position within the company that I work for.
Over the summer of 2017, I studied abroad at RIT Kosovo and took a Documentary Photojournalism class with Merideth Davenport. Through this program discovered that I enjoyed picture editing as well. Editing allows me to use both my creative side and my analytical side to create the best working narrative. Having the control to tell the story in a way that everyone will understand and give more depth to the story was eye opening for me.
I enjoy working with stories that will be displayed across multiple media platforms and mediums. This allows me to view the work both contextually and visually, in order to create the highest quality final product. I am an effective member in individual or collaborative settings. I enjoy collaborating and using technology to create the most efficient work-flow.
Image and Video Editing
Studio and Lighting
Current Events / News