About Me

I recently graduated from the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida studying journalism in print media and women's and gender studies. I was the editor-in-chief of UCF's student newspaper NSM Today. Previously, I was the beat reporter on politics and government with a community-based focus.

In addition to my writing, I am a self-taught photographer with over seven years of experience in several intimate fields. My skills cross the spectrum in black and white portraits, documentary, and film photography. My work has been featured in Time, Elle, and Vox.

Prior to college, I worked on Aerie, a student yearbook publication, as the editor-in-chief, photo editor and photographer (2014-2018). The yearbook, similar to a news magazine, reported on newsworthy events every week of the school year. During my time, I am credited with helping the publication win All Florida (FSPA), Superior (SIPA), First Class (NSPA), Gold Medal and Gold Crown Award (CSPA) and All-American (NSPA). These awards are the highest that the Florida Scholastic Press Association, Southern Interscholastic Press Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and National Scholastic Press Association give. 

During my last year as EIC, tragedy struck and 17 of my classmates and faculty members were killed on campus. With my staff, we documented the experiences and victims of the Parkland shooting. We covered obituaries, protests, memorials, politics and returning back to school. The yearbook became the blueprint for covering a tragedy in a school publication. I spoke at CSPA at Columbia University to over 1,000 aspiring student journalists on how to cover tragedy in student publications.

I graduated at UCF in December of 2023

“You can make anything by writing.”

C. S. Lewis