Photo by Cole Conderman
I am a recent graduate of Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University where I earned my masters in journalism and mass communications as well as a minor in studio art. Most recently, I completed a fellowship with Carnegie-Knight's News21 where I worked remotely, reporting on the juvenile justice system. I have also worked as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow at Cronkite News, focusing on health disparities in underserved communities across the Southwest. In the past, I've interned as a photographer at the Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh and was heavily involved in ASU’s student-run publication, The State Press, where I started as a photographer and worked my way up to multimedia managing editor. I earned the Mike Ritter Award for the quality of my work and dedication to the publication.
Photography has long been a passion of mine. I got my start working with film, doing street photography and spending my lunch periods in the dark room. Since then I've developed a love for journalism and I find joy in telling peoples stories through my craft. As a photographer, I have covered social justice, health and border issues, recently reporting internationally on the growing number of migrants traveling through Panama. In the future, I hope to work as a documentary photographer producing in-depth stories across the country.
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and I love traveling to new places. I've always gravitated towards the arts, with oil painting serving as my main creative outlet. On my days off, you can find me dancing at music festivals, working out at the gym and practicing meditation.