I grew up outside of Chicago and received my A.A.S. degree in Photography from College of Dupage. When a job working in the lab at Sun Publications in Naperville, Illinois opened up I had no idea how it would change my life. It was there I found a strong passion for community and social journalism that brought me to Western Kentucky University to finish my Bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism and New Media.

     In 2010, I joined the staff at the Beacon-News in Aurora, Ill as part of the Chicago Sun-Times Media and spent three years documenting life in and around the city.

     My work has been recognized by the National, Illinois and Kentucky Press Photographers Association’s along with the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. I have been recognized in the College photographer of the year competition and honored to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop Barnstorm XXI. In 2009 I was named Illinois Student Photographer of the year and was named 2012 Illinois Photographer of the Year, Runner-Up.



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