I was born and raised in North Jersey and currently attend UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in photojournalism .
In November 2014, my father passed away from cancer. Photography 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 in so many lives.
Since then, my work has been featured in many publications including The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Charlotte Observer, Huffington Post, The Daily Tar Heel, UNC Athletic Communications, and the UNC General Alumni Association.
My work has also been recognized nationally including awards from CPOY, Hearst, NPPA and the North Carolina Media Association. Most recently I was named the White House News Photographer’s Association Student Still Photographer of the Year.
I continue to aspire to help tell the stories of those without the means to tell it themselves and hope to bring about positive change through that mission.