I first picked up a camera to keep myself occupied after a shoulder surgery in high school. I enjoyed observing and capturing the moments, as much as I did playing. In no time at all, not a day went by that I didn’t have a camera in my hand. When I realized that I could pursue a career in photojournalism, I immediately knew this was what I wanted to do. I am currently in my third-year of the photojournalism program at Rochester Institute of Technology.
When I applied to college, I knew that I wanted to earn some sort of degree in business. RIT offers a 4+1 program which will allows me to complete two degrees and a minor in 5 years. I will graduate from RIT with a BFA and an MBA in 2020. I feel like this is a smart choice for me because I plan to work toward a management position within the company I am employed with.
Over the summer of 2017, I studied abroad at RIT Kosovo and took a Documentary Photojournalism class with Merideth Davenport. During this 6-week program, I 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 the challenge of working on stories that will be displayed across multiple media platforms. Working across multiple platforms pushes me to think about the work more creatively. I am an effective member in individual or collaborative settings. I enjoy collaborating and using new technology to create effective story-telling.
Image and Video Editing
Studio and Lighting
Current Events / News