Born in the Costa Rican rainforest, I spent my first year in an orphanage prior to adoption by American parents. After earning degrees in anthropology, fine art, and Spanish from Lawrence University, I worked for the American Anthropology Association, documenting the effects of NAFTA on Mexican citizens.
I earned degrees from Parsons School of Design and the New York Film Academy. As an art director, I've worked primarily for civil rights, health and wellness services, and environmental initiatives. As a filmmaker, I produced and helped shoot a feature documentary on Tibet, created short films on climate change for U.S. high schools, and served as a camera operator for a documentary on women in hip hop. My first 16mm short received a cinematography award from Oscar award winning directors Albert Maysles and Ellen Kuras.
Photography has become my most sacred practice. I'm grateful for the opportunity to make images that strive to celebrate our shared humanity.