Photo by Katie Skilton
For as long as I can remember, I have had a love affair with cameras. In kindergarten, I'd steal my family's disposables and waste all the film on frames that inevitably had some portion of my fingers in them. As I became older, I explored the world of video, recording everything from my dog to narrative short films with my friends. By the time I graduated from high school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I knew that cameras had to be involved.
It didn't take long upon arriving at Boston University to realize that it was photojournalism that I was passionate about. From finding my way into Mitt Romney's presidential election party without credentials to going on a ride-along with the BU police looking for spot news, photojournalism has dominated my time at BU.
Now a graduate of Boston University, I work full-time as a staff writer and photographer at The Eagle-Tribune, a Pultizer-winning daily newspaper covering the Merrimack Valley — Northeastern Massachusetts and Southeastern New Hampshire.
I've worked in small-town newspaper environments as a writer and a photographer, as a metro reporter for The Boston Globe, and as a photographer for Harvard University.
I've already seen more than I ever thought I would because of my chosen career path; I cannot wait to see where it will take me next.