Photo courtesy of Michael Swensen

Photo courtesy of Michael Swensen

Growing up, photographing my friends and family became a way to commemorate the little details about my personal life. I yearned to document the ups and downs of my adolescence and for some reason, a camera was the best way I knew how. It became a personal diary and a way to process life as it unfolded in front of me. Studying photojournalism has helped me to better understand the human condition, which allows us all to relate to each other to some capacity.

I am happiest when meeting new people who can give face to issues on a micro and macro scale. Storytelling with compassion, transparency and humor is my goal whenever Iā€™m engaging in projects. In my spare time I like to impulsively dye my hair every color under the sun, hike around Southeastern Ohio and cook different variations of carbs, cheese and marinara sauce.

I am expected to graduate in May, 2019 with a degree in Visual Communications - Documentary Photojournalism from Ohio University. I have previously been the photo intern for The Hill and the multimedia intern or USA Today. Both of my internships have been based in the D.C. area.

Summer 2019 I will be relocating to Chicago, Illinois to be the photo intern at The Chicago Tribune. Open to relocation and currently taking freelance assignments.