Staff Photojournalist, The Daily Journal
I found my passion at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where I ventured for zoology, but fell in love with visual storytelling. As I embedded into every position at the student-run The Daily Egyptian, I became detail-oriented in all aspects of journalism: producing & editing photos, cutlines & stories, creating graphics & multimedia pieces, managing page layout, website design and publishing to the web. I acquired studio, lighting, audio & video knowledge in various courses, and directed my own independent study combining photography and wildlife animal behavior. As a May 2014 graduate with a B.S. in Journalism and a Zoology minor, I'm still an aspiring environmental photojournalist. I'll go wherever the story takes me.