am a 2015 Master of Fine Art candidate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Graduate Teaching Fellow and Instructor of ARTS 356, Introduction to Digital Photography. I was born in Homestead, Florida in 1986 and spent my teenage years in Charlotte, North Carolina. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. Between 2011 and 2013 I was a Charlotte Teach for America Corp Member where I taught Earth and Environmental Science at a low performing urban high school. I am deeply interested in photography; specifically it’s success and failure of transfixing reality. I think it is the artists’ responsibility to navigate what is considered collective knowledge or impressions created through public representation. I am excited by the possibilities of interpreting these memories and then validating and or dismissing them selectively. At my core, I am simultaneously passionate and addicted to my work and am organized to a fault. I love my wife, family, learning, teaching, and making.