My first introduction to photography was with in a high school photography class, where the instructor and assignments had me hooked. In college at Penn State, I quickly transitioned into photojournalism where I eventually became the lead photo editor of The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s independently-run student newspaper. I was able to take charge of many stories at the newspaper, including the Jerry Sandusky scandal and surrounding events in 2011-2012. I quickly learned how to manage my team to effectively to compete with other major news outlets both nationally and internationally. During college, I also interned as a photographer for a regional magazine company in London, and I traveled to Brazil with an international reporting class to find stories for wire publication ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
After graduating, I worked for three newspapers in the Philly area as a photojournalist, but after a little while I was ready for a change in pace. I loved the imagery JPG was creating and their photojournalistic take to capturing all kinds of events was a natural fit for me.
-I always have a super appropriate “The Office” quote up my sleeve.
-I have an amazing t-shirt collection.
-My travel bucket list includes Japan, India, Iceland, Cuda, and the National Parks out west, but by favorite place to visit again and again is New Orleans.
-Ina Garten is my hero!