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My love of storytelling comes from a desire to find value in every experience—to find, or make meaning in this crazy world. I work as a video producer for NPR, covering science and news. Before that, I was an associate photo editor for National Geographic, where I wrote about amazing photography projects on their photo blog Proof, which won a Webby for Best Use of Photography in 2015.
Originally from the hills of east Tennessee, my family moved to the Netherlands when I was eight. A few trips to the Rijksmuseum, and my love of art was cemented. I also fell in love with exploring new places and cultures. After receiving a BA in Art History from Furman University in Greenville, SC, (where I also discovered the darkroom!), I moved to Santa Fe where I worked in an art gallery, Houston where I learned about community building through the arts, and finally to D.C. where I went to graduate school for New Media and Photojournalism at the Corcoran College of Art+Design. I still live here, but now it's on a house barge in the Washington Channel.
If I weren't a photographer, I would be a poet, a counselor, or an environmental educator.