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 me a camera when I was 12 years old and I immediately fell in love with the idea of capturing a moment and sharing it with others. I began roaming the local woods near my house teaching myself everything from exposure to composition.
In November 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 in 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 an intern, staffer, freelancer and photo editor for various organizations including The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Charlotte Observer, The Daily Tar Heel, UNC General Alumni Association, Raleigh News & Observer, Argyle Report and the UNC Athletic Department.
I have covered a wide variety of stories and events including the 2016 Charlotte protests, President Obama's visit to UNC's campus, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the 2017 NCAA men's basketball national championship and an investigative piece exposing corruption in a hotel in Charlotte.
I continue to aspire to tell the stories of those without the means to tell it themselves and hope to bring about positive change through that mission.