I have been interested in photography since I received my first film camera at the age of six. Being a photojournalism student at Penn State has opened many doors for me and provided experiences that have directly contributed to my development as a journalist, artist and most importantly an empathetic adult.
The photojournalism program has allowed me to now branch out into video and multimedia, which I have become very passionate about. I consider my new skills to be very important and useful tools to impact and affect society. I am seeking any opportunities that will allow me continued growth as a journalist and story teller.
In her words: I like to think I can tell stories. Stories about the life of a subpoena, stories about rival visiting football fans, stories about riots, same-sex commitment ceremonies, an 81-year-old college football coach and presidential candidates.
I used to tell these stories through print articles, but I’ve transitioned full speed from my print background into multimedia. If a photo is worth a thousand words, then video has to be worth at least a million and I think my stories have got a mouthful to say.
I decided at a young age that I would be a journalist. Having lived in one place for my entire life, I decided that journalism would be a way to see the world and write about the people I meet and places I visit. A job that includes traveling would be a dream come true and I want to do as much multimedia work as possible. I like change and the pace of journalism gives me that. Newsrooms are also changing and I’d be able to contribute to that transition after I graduate this semester.