Photography has been my passion since I was old enough to hold a camera, and it has been my profession for the past two years. I am driven by its power to document and share stories of the world we live in, and in so doing, to advocate for social change. An avid traveler, I've visited more than 100 countries and always have a camera or two with me to capture the landscapes, wildlife, and cultures unique to each place. Close to home in the San Francisco Bay Area, I find photographic inspiration also in the vibrant and diverse communities right outside my door. Whether near home or halfway around the world, I strive to use photography as a means to make meaningful connections with people and to more powerfully share what I learn about their culture with others.