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.
My father first handed a camera when I was 12 years old and immediately fell in love with the idea of capturing a moment and making it all my own. I roamed the local woods near my house teaching myself everything from exposure to composition. I was unsure what type of photography I wanted to pursue for a long time as I found all aspects so beautiful.
In November of 2014, photography took on a new meaning for me when my father passed away from cancer. It became my escape and my therapy. At the same time, through orally telling my father's story, I saw the power of storytelling and the difference it can make on so many lives.
Photojournalism conveniently combines the power of storytelling with the art of photography. My two passions interwoven in one career. So that is the direction I began to follow and I continue to forge my own path to this day.
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 UNC's campus and the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament and National Championship. I have also won various awards from the North Carolina College Media Association.
I aspire to tell the stories of those without the means to tell it themselves and hope to bring about positive change through that mission.