I was born and raised in North Jersey and currently attend UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in photojournalism.
My journey with photography is extremely typical and atypical at the same time.
I was first handed a camera when I was 12 and immediately fell in love with the idea of capturing the moment. I was unsure what type of photography I wanted to pursue for a long time. I first found my passion in roaming the local woods for hours taking pictures of anything that caught my eye.
In November of 2014, photography took on a new meaning for me when my father passed away. It became my escape and therapy. Through telling my father's story, I saw the power of storytelling and the difference it can make.
I decided I wanted to follow that path and become a photojournalist.
Since arriving in Chapel Hill, I have worked as a photo staffer and editor for the Daily Tar Heel. I have covered a wide variety of stories and events including the 2016 Charlotte protests, President Obama's visit to campus and the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament and National Championship.