I first picked up a camera when I was a teenager and photography quickly became my passion. While my professional life took me into the world of pharmaceutical science, I took every opportunity to learn more about photography through avenues such as the certificate program at UC Berkeley Extension and classes at the International Center for Photography in New York. These programs helped me find my voice and hone my skills particularly as I transitioned from film to digital. In 2012, I decided that I wanted to take the next step and began to submit my photographs to competitions. Through it all, photography has given me the ability to show the beauty in the world even when it seems to be irredeemably crazy.