Back in middle and high school, I used to torture my photography teacher. This included tying the teacher's shoelaces to his own chair by crawling underneath his desk. Somehow, I still managed to graduate. But when it came to college, I no longer saw the point and dropped out. Instead, I poured myself into EDM and mastered the art of mixing vinyl records. Realizing that more had to be learned to monetize and market myself as a DJ and producer, I returned to college. It was at this time that my love for learning was sparked. This led to an insatiable thirst for knowledge, which ultimately shaped my humanistic worldview. Unfortunately, years of playing loud music caused irreversible ear damage and forced me to retire. In 2012, I pivoted my artistic expression toward photography. When not taking pictures, I dedicate my time to my other passion, assisting students as a counselor at Ohlone College, where I'm waiting to unwittingly find my shoe tied to my chair.