My career started in news in print and on the web, most recently as a photo editor at The Wall Street Journal and as a multimedia producer at NBC Universal. I loved the access afforded to these major organizations, but found that the people and organizations striving to make their communities stronger were often overlooked. I chose to head out on my own to find these stories and support the organizations behind them.
I photographed cloistered nuns in Peru, cheered Special Olympic athletes while filming the World Games in China, and documented mother-daughter relationships in an indigenous Mayan region of Guatemala. After four years on my own, I joined the communications staff of New York University as a multimedia content producer, where I continue to find and tell stories of strength and persistence.
In Fall 2018, I will began my graduate studies at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. I will be earning my master's in Visual Representation and Identity in Brand Strategy, particularly in nonprofit marketing. In the next few years, I aim to have a better understanding of how all media portrays people experiencing poverty, people of color, women, the LGBTQ community and the differently-abled, and how I as a media producer can continue to defy stereotypes in my work. My long-term goal is to combine these studies with best marketing practices to make a business case for marketing without exploiting.
Outside of photography and film, I'm a coffee fiend, a cookie monster, a board game fanatic and an intrepid wanderer!
Honors & Awards
Member of the National Press Photographers Association
Breakthrough New York
Center for Arts Education
Coalition for the Homeless
Coro New York Leadership Center
Girls on the Run International
Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Haymakers for Hope
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
New York University
Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
She's the First
Special Olympics International
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
United Nations System Staff College
Viacom Talent for Good
Work has appeared in:
The New York Times
The TODAY Show
The Wall Street Journal