For me, visual storytelling is many things: an intellectual exercise, a sociological tool, and a constantly evolving lesson in human interaction. 

The serendipitous human connection that the camera facilitates is something beautiful. It can also be heavy. This makes me value the medium even more. 

It's my way to engage with the world and its complexities.

My projects have taken me to Istanbul, Turkey, Beirut, Lebanon, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I'll continue photographing to understand the nuances around me. 

Recognition:

2018 

Coalition for Women in Journalism Mentee

Art Works Projects - Shortlist Finalist 

2017

Yunghi Kim Grant

Prix de le Photographie, Paris (PX3) - Silver Feature Story

FotoDocument Marilyn Stafford PhotoReportage Awards, Shortlist Finalist 

PDN Magazine, Honorable Mention 

Education:

University of Texas Austin, Plan II Honors and International Relations

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